Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has filed a writ petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC), challenging delimitation of constituencies in Karachi city, the financial nerve of the country.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has carried out delimitations in several constituencies in the city after the country’s Supreme Court’s orders.
Farooq Sattar, while speaking to media outside the SHC, said that they had pleaded the court to stop delimitation exercise in the city. He added that the exercise could not be carried out after the announcement of election schedule.
“The delimitation is not only against the order of the Supreme Court but also against the law,” Sattar said and added that peaceful protest against the exercise was a basic right of the people.
Farogh Naseem, the senior counsel and the MQM’s senator, said that the delimitation practice could not be carried out once the election was announced.