NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- IMRAN KHAN VISIT TO KARACHI- NA #246
GUESTS- SIRAJ UL HAQ, ABDUL QADIR BALOCH, WASEEM AKHTER, SARWAR BARI
SIRAJ UL HAQ AMEER JI said that JI has a history of service, sacrifices and politics in Karachi. He said that JI is a huge political power of Karachi politics if free elections are held it will rise as a strong party. He said that Shah Mahmood and Asad Umer of PTI offered him to contest elections jointly but he will answer after consultation with his party. He said that we have decided to free Karachi from the politics of fear and weapons. He said that if free elections are held and people are given chance to practice their right of vote freely in Karachi JI will get numerous votes.
ABDUL QADIR BALOCH OF PML-N said that before MQM came into being in Karachi JI was a big political power there. He said that JI used to win from NA-246 all the time. He said that there is an impression of fear about one political party in Karachi and business community can not vote against it. He said that if political parties get united against MQM they can become game changer.
WASEEM AKHTER OF MQM said that MQM is a liberal and peaceful party that has won the elections not only in Karachi but Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir also. He said that once MQM boycotted the elections but JI could not get more than five or six hundred votes in their constituencies. He said that PTI and JI can not get more thirty or thirty two thousand votes in the by elections just like 2012. He said that he does not know that why it is said that MQM gets votes by intimidation.
SARWAR BARI OF FAFIN said that in the elections of 2002 there was not much margin between the winner and the runner up candidate in Karachi. He said that there was not big margin in the 2002 elections because they were held freely. He said that in his opinion there is not going to be a big difference between the votes of PTI and MQM in the by election of NA-246.