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Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Pakistan Election: Honest candidate withdraws from Sindh assembly seat despite victory, tells PTI he is the real winner – pakistan election result jamaat-e-islami candidate withdraws from sindh assembly seat despite victory

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Karachi: Taking an unprecedented step, a senior leader of Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami party on Monday vacated the assembly seat of Sindh province which he had won in the elections held last Thursday. Hafiz Naimur Rehman said that the real winner from the seat from where he won is an independent candidate supported by Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Hafiz Naimur Rehman won from PS-129 constituency (Karachi Central Eight) by 26,296 votes, according to the provisional results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan for the February 8 election.

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Addressing a press conference, Hafiz Naimur Rehman said he took the unusual step to highlight alleged rigging in several constituencies during the February 8 elections. “An independent candidate supported by PTI has won and I will not take advantage of the victory from this seat,” he said. “When I had estimated that there would be a difference of only a few hundred votes, I had received every form from my team. (45) Asked for. When we investigated we found out that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) showed that we got less votes. I could not succeed, so I handed over this seat.

He claimed that according to his team’s assessment, independent candidate Saif Bari, supported by jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party PTI, has won. He said that his votes have reduced from 31 thousand to 11 thousand. In a separate post on ‘X’, he said, “As per my conscience and the tradition of party ethics, I vacated my seat in the provincial assembly. I demand that all those seats which we have won be returned to us.

The decision of Rehman, who heads the Karachi unit of Jamaat-e-Islami party, has come amid the ongoing protests for the last two days. Protests, including some violent ones, have been going on for two days by various parties in various parts of Sindh province over alleged election rigging. Since the general elections held on February 8, other parties including PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami Party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik and Jamiat Ulema Islam have been claiming that their candidates have been deprived of victory on many assembly and National Assembly seats. Given and they will not accept this result.

Activists of PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami Party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik and Jamiat Ulema Islam also protested on Monday and blocked several highways connecting the city. A large number of police forces and rangers have been called to normalize the movement on the road due to traffic disruption.

This post originally appeared on navbharattimes.indiatimes.com

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