JI set to launch protest campaign against poll rigging from Feb 23

LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan has decided to launch a protest campaign against the ‘worst rigging’ in the general elections from February 23.

According to JI spokesperson Qaiser Sharif, the party will utilise employ all constitutional and democratic channels to shed light on discrepancies in elections. The campaign will kick off in Peshawar on February 23rd, to be spearheaded by Sirajul Haq, he added.

Mr Sharif disclosed plans for a democracy preservation conference scheduled for February 25 in Islamabad. “Key demands of the conference include the resignation of the Election Commissioner and the formation of a High Judicial Commission to conduct a comprehensive audit of the election process”, he said, adding that the party to safeguard people’s rights at all costs.

Expressing discontent with the caretaker government and Election Commission, the JI spokesperson criticized their perceived failure in fulfilling responsibilities.

He lamented the prevalence of institutional interference and accused major political parties of prioritizing personal gain over national interest. Highlighting public discontent, Sharif emphasized a desire for political stability and Pakistan’s prosperity. Independent media and institutions have echoed concerns regarding the February 8th elections.

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