PPP expresses reservations

Author: APP

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Sharjeel Memon Sunday said that the PPP will use “constitutional” means to convey its concerns over the national and provincial assemblies constituencies after the Election Commission of Pakistan’s issued a final list of delimitations. Earlier this week, the electoral watchdog, amid rumours of delay in general polls, notified the final list of delimitation of constituencies of the national and four provincial assemblies. The development would pave the way for the announcement of the election schedule, which is expected during the first week of December as announced by the ECP. It had earlier stated that the final list of delimitations would be published on December 15 but it was later revised to November 30. In its notification, the ECP said that according to Article 51(3) of the Constitution, the National Assembly consists of 266 general seats, with 60 seats reserved for women and additionally 10 for non-Muslims. The former Sindh information minister, while addressing a press conference in Karachi today, said that the PPP has strong objections against the recent delimitations of constituencies – both provincial and national assemblies – in light of the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on February 8, 2024. “No one will be allowed to rig [the election], we will fight against rigging,” Memon said. Speaking about the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) insistence on constituencies to be done as per their will, Memon said: “If so, they should not go to the election and go directly to the government.” Commenting on the alliance between MQM-P and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) against the PPP in Sindh, the PPP leader termed it “equal to zero plus zero”, pointing towards their “ineffective” political impact. “PPP opponents will be defeated in the election this time as well,” Memon said.

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