Karachi

Siraj condemns attack on JI’s NA-246 rally

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq on Saturday condemned the attack on JI electoral rally in Karachi, ARY News reported.

In a statement released after the clash between JI and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area, Siraj said that the attack on electoral rally is unfortunate and the culprits must be arrested.

He maintained that an attack on a peaceful political rally is an act of terrorism which should be immediately stopped.

Related: JI, MQM  workers clash in Liaquatabad

PTI leader says attackers were MQM workers

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) local leader Faisal Wada while commenting on the incident said that PTI’s claim of MQM vandalism came true and the party should dissociate itself from its militant wing.

He questioned that if the attackers were not MQM workers, the party shall explain as to who were these attackers.

Related: JI leaders blame MQM for attack

NA-246 constituency of Karachi will witness a by-poll on April 23 as the seat fell vacant after Nabil Gabol, who was elected on the ticket of MQM in the 2013 general elections, resigned from his seat after developing differences with the party.

 A number of candidates are participating in the election with the most notable candidates being MQM’s Kunwar Naveed Jamil, PTI’s Imran Ismail and JI’s Rashid Nasim.

The by-polls are due to be held on April 23, 2015.

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