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Jamaat-e-Islami leader Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has refused to accept his victory on the Sindh Assembly seat PS-129, alleging that the Election Commission of Pakistan increased his votes on the seat from 26,000 to 30,000.
“I received over 26,000 votes on this [PS-129] seat. The ECP results showed 30,000 results. I have the moral courage not to take such a seat,” he said while addressing a press conference in Karachi on Monday.
On Sunday, the JI protested at eight locations in Karachi against the alleged rigging in elections.
Rehman’s party has already expressed concerns over the elections, which they claim were rigged. But the government has claimed that the elections were fair.
“Therefore, I give up this seat,” Rehman said, “independent candidate Saif Bari won in a genuine manner, whose votes were reduced to 11,000 from 31,000”.
“We don’t want any seat in charity,” he said and demanded that the Jamaat-e-Islami should be given seats that it has won.
He alleged that MQM-P leader Mustafa Kamal and other leaders lost elections, however, they were declared winners by the ECP.
The religion-political party leader claimed that an MQM-P leader got 6,000 votes on a seat, but they were changed to 20,000.
There were several polling stations where elections were not held while at some voting started three to six hours after the polling time, Rehman alleged.