It was a quite morning in Karachi 11 May 2013, election day the media was chanting people to come out of their homes and vote, but outside the situation was totally different: On the same day I get out of my home and voted for my party but I feel extreme fear becasue the whole city was shut and very few people were outside there homes, this was strange as this situation will certainly will make a very worse condition for that person who is going out to the polling with a positive mind.
But despite that the condition of the city was favorable for criminal minds and those who are trying to win the elections by unfair means, but this situation is not advisable for positive people.
Polling started and there are many areas like NA-253 and NA-250 where polling was not started after 3 to 4 hours have been passed this was reported by media. At NA-253, the polling agents were harrased at the Govt. Income Tax building where the Namaloom Afrad were wandering with their party badges on their shirts (which were not allowed already), it has been also reported that many people other than polling agents were inducted into the polling station to carry out their illegal activities.
Army personnel were missing from the scene, however in some areas army was deployed but at many polling station army as well as no rangers person was present.
Addressing a press conference in Karachi, JI ameer Munawar Hassan alleged that massive rigging was taking place in the two cities.
The party also announced of staging a sit-in (dharna) outside the office of the Election Commission’s at 5pm the election day.
“Rigging is taking place at every polling station,” said a party leader, adding that a Jamat Islami worker Rao Mujahid was kidnapped around two hours ago from NA-256 constituency and still remains missing. “Three other boys were beaten up and injured,”
The JI chief held the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) responsible for all alleged rigging taking place in the two cities. “All those forces who backed the MQM did not do Pakistan a favour. They dug a grave against Pakistan and democracy,” he said.
“We want to tell those forces: don’t take side with terrorists only for a few votes,” he added.
Jamat Islami also announed a strike on May 13 2013 in protest of the rigging which was done in Karachi.