PTI trying to create trouble in PS-114 Karachi: PPP candidate Saeed Ghani

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Claims PTI activi­sts tried to remove PPP’s electi­on campai­gn flags and banner­s, set them on fire

A PPP election campaign banner in PS-114 Karachi recently set on fire by unidentified miscreants. PHOTO: Twitter

A PPP election campaign banner in PS-114 Karachi recently set on fire by unidentified miscreants. PHOTO: Twitter

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate in the upcoming PS-114 Karachi by-election, Senator Saeed Ghani, claimed on Monday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was trying to create a law and order situation in the constituency.

Addressing a press conference, Ghani maintained that all four PTI presidents in Akhtar Colony including its minority wing’s Jibran Bhatti had joined the PPP.

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“The PTI has called in its activists from other constituencies to create trouble in PS-114,” he maintained.

“PTI activists tried to remove our election campaign flags and banners. They also set some banners on fire.”

Ghani said the PPP had been campaigning in the constituency for quite some time.

He also lashed out at PTI’s Haleem Adil Sheikh, saying that he had no standing of his own and was trying to portray himself as a hero with the help of a few people on social media.

The PS-114 by-election, which is scheduled to take place on July 9, is expected to be a close contest between PPP’s Ghani, PTI’s Najeeb Haroon and Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Kamran Tessori.

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The constituency was won by Irfanullah Marwat on a PML-N ticket in the 2013 general elections.

Marwat’s victory, however, was declared void by the election tribunal in July 2014 after the runner-up, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rauf Siddiqui, challenged the result alleging that the polls were rigged.

On May 11 this year, the Supreme Court dismissed Marwat’s appeal against the election tribunal’s decision.

Marwat had decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify him so he too could run for the seat.

However, he has now decided to support the PTI and is likely to announce this on June 14.

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