KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah said that in the Sanghar by-election on Tuesday, armed guards did not interfere, unlike Karachi where the ECP code of conduct was violated by harassing voters and election staff. He said a war-like situation had been created in the PS-88 constituency, forcing the law to take its place.
The Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, is speaking with the media at the General Election Commission of Pakistan, Karachi, where he examines the PPP candidates running for the Senate elections. He said Pakistan’s Election Commission’s code of conduct for by-election was violated in Karachi, therefore, the law was in effect.
Answering a question about the PPP’s victory in the by-election, Shah said that in PS-88, Malir, the PPP candidate Yousuf Murtaza Baloch won by pocketing 24,000 votes, which is even higher than the number of votes the late MPA received from the electoral district. “This shows that people’s trust in the area is getting stronger in the Pakistan People’s Party,” he said, adding those who claimed to be the owners of Malir. [PTI] is in the third position in the by-election results, even lagging behind TLP which won second place. “Then why did you create a war-like situation at the TPS?” she asked.
For a question, CM Sindh said that on Tuesday [polling day], he watched Safe Naval Exercise 2021 with Pakistani President Arif Alvi from 10am onwards in the deep sea where cell phones were not working. “I don’t know what happened during the voting but when I came back at 4pm and watched the media, it was a war-like situation created by armed guards at the polling station that was recorded by electronic media,” he said, adding whatever happened. there are unlucky, unethical and demonstrations of irresponsibility.
Shah said that the MPA and MNA were prohibited from visiting the polling stations by the ECP and carrying weapons was strictly prohibited. “What can I say when you are [Haleem Adil Shaikh] bring your armed bodyguards to open fire, then the law must take its course, ”he said.
Answering a question about the president’s reference to secret voting in Senate elections, Murad Ali Shah said: “In fact, PTI does not support open voting in Senate elections. Had it supported open voting, it would have given the opposition confidence long before the Senate elections. “He added,” Now they are [PTI] became insecure because their own MPs revolted against the PTI candidate running for the Senate. “This insecurity has forced them (the government) to announce conditional regulations.
Murad Ali Shah said he has not yet approached other party MPAs for the Senate vote. “It totally depends on which MPs they vote for,” he said, adding that he had three seats in the Senate elections, one for the general seat, one for women and the third for technocrats. “Our party has nominated the most suitable candidate and I will definitely vote for them,” he concluded.