PPP approaches JUI-F to secure Karachi mayor seat

Karachi (HRNW) With its majority threatened after Jamaat-e-Islami was backed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for Karachi mayoral spot, the Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) has approached the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) seeking its support for the mayor slot.

The party’s Karachi division has asked JUI-F to support it in the polls for the position of the city’s mayor and deputy mayor. Even though both the parties have vowed to work together, the JUI-F will announce its final decision on the matter following a consultation with its central leadership.

PPP Karachi President Saeed Ghani and General Secretary Javed Nagori earlier met JUI-F Sindh General Secretary Allama Rashid Mahmood Soomro at his residence to discuss the potential allaince.

The meeting between the two political leaders was focused on the upcoming local elections in Karachi, with discussions on matters relating to various towns and union councils.

Soomro emphasised the JUI-F’s commitment to principled politics, asserting that politicians should always keep the doors of dialogue open. He said that in line with this principle, the party has forged alliances with different political groups.