KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has boycotted the repolling in 43 polling stations of NA-250 constituency, Geo News reported.
"We reject Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) so-called selective repolling formula as we believe it is unfair. MQM will move the courts against this parochial decision in the light of constitution", said MQM leader Raza Haroon talking to a press conference after an emergent high-level party meeting.
MQM's Pakistan and London Coordination Committees took a decision to this effect after a long deliberation here on Friday night.
Haroon said this move was only creating more divisions among the people of Pakistan in general and Karachi in particular.
"By not submitting to the ECP decree we have exercised our constitutional right", the MQM leader said.
He vowed to leave no forum unmoved against this inequitable move.
Haroon made it clear that only a complete reelection in NA-250, PS-112, and PS-113 could bring MQM back on board.
He said this increasingly blatant denial of constitutional rights to the people must come to an end.
"Stop pushing the people up against the wall", he warned.
Haroon further added that MQM was not a "drawing room" party, adding it was a movement founded on the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs.
"I am warning the conspirator(s) to bear in mind that MQM is a political party that survived a state-backed operation. So refrain from trying us. You will only hit a brick wall", said he.
He said the forces of terror singled out MQM only because it was a progressive party, adding certain political parties were in cahoots with terrorists.
“The terrorists, who some political groups have taken under their wings, want to repress the enlightened forces in Karachi”, he added.