NOWSHEHRA: Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed along with four other candidates of the party withdrew their nomination papers for National and Provincial Assembly seats here on Saturday. Besdies Qazi Hussain Ahmed, his son Asif Luqman Qazi withdrew papers from NA-5 and PF-13. Mairajuddin, Nadir Shah and Syed Shahid Hussain Shah also took back their nomination papers.
Earlier, Qazi Hussain Ahmed reached the Nowshehra court in a procession to withdraw his papers. Talking to media persons on the occasion, he alleged that results of the upcoming elections have already been compiled. “Our struggle will continue till the restoration of democracy, judiciary and media,” he pledged. Qazi Hussain Ahmed also condemned the suicide in Nowshehra that killed seven people.-SANA
80 ex-parliamentarians among 449 JI candidates withdraw papers
ISLAMABAD: Central leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami among 449 candidates of the party Saturday withdrew their nomination papers for National and Provincial Assembly seats as they believe that there could be no fair and free elections without restoring the judiciary to its prior position of November 3. Among the 449 JI candidates, who took back their nomination papers, 80 of them were former parliamentarians. The party candidates reached their respective courts in processions to withdraw their papers.
As per details Jamaat-e-Islami fielded 161 candidates for National Assembly seats, 241 for the Provincial Assemblies seats and 47 for reserved seats for women and minorities. All them Saturday marched to the courts in processions and withdrew their nomination papers. The JI Ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed withdrew papers from NA-5 Nowshehra while the party’s Naib Ameer Liaqat baloch took his papers back from NA-126 Lahore. Jamaat’s Secretary General Syed Munawar Hassan withdrew nomination papers from Karachi.