Karachi (Web Desk): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman has announced that he is vacating his Sindh Assembly seat over alleged rigging.
Naeem had won from PS-129 Karachi Central VIII with 26,296 votes with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidate Saif Bari secured 11,357 votes.
Addressing the media in Karachi, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rahman claimed his votes were reduced by the ECP on Form 47 and added that his team had tallied results from Form 45 earlier.
The JI leader said that he did not want a "charity" seat and that the opponent, who was supported by the PTI, had won the seat.
He added that he had enough dignity within himself to accept that the independent candidate had won on PS-129.
Naeem said that he would keep up the legal and political fight to win back every seat his party had lost as a result of "vote-rigging".
"You cannot change the people’s mind through fake mandate," he said.
The JI’s provincial chief added that his votes were reduced while the votes of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate were increased to 20,000 from 6,000.