Karachiites want to get rid of 'mafia': Rehman

Karachiites want to get rid of 'mafia': Rehman


Naeemur Rehman fires salvo at Asif Zardari

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) senior leader Hafiz Naeemur Rehman poked fun at political rivals on Friday, saying the Karachi's residents wanted the "mafia out of the city".

Rehman expressed his opinion by claiming the JI was the "biggest party" in the city. "They [mafia] seek to enthral whatever is left," he claimed.

He chided former president Asif Ali Zardari, saying, "The people of Karachi have defeated you [former president Asif Ali Zardari]. Through NRO, Asif Ali Zardari altered the Karachi mayor election results".

Rehman assailed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), claiming, "The electoral watchdog had assisted the mafia."

On Thursday, Rehman asked the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to reciprocate fair play in accordance with the Karachi mayor election.

Addressing an event, Mr Rehman said, "Everyone had seen what happened on the day of the mayor election, If we accept this election, subsequent elections will likewise be rigged".

Rehman added, "Even PPP leaders thought the JI had the right to elect Karachi's mayor".

"People tell me that it would be best to leave the country right now. In response, I advise people to keep working hard and not give up," Rehman continued.