This passage describes comments made by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Siraj ul Haq in connection with the Local Government elections in Karachi. He called on former President Asif Ali Zardari and the Pakistan Peoples' Party to accept the mandate of the election, and not impede the development of Karachi. He also criticized the Pakistan Democratic Movement government for causing inflation and corruption and lamented the depreciation of the rupee against the dollar. He also expressed concern over the National Accountability Bureau amendments. He made these comments while addressing a thanksgiving convention of JI, held in Karachi to mark the party's comeback in the political arena of the city as JI emerged as the number one party in the Local Government elections, with JI Karachi chief Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman poised to become the city mayor. He warned the PPP government against ignoring the sentiment of the people of Karachi and doing anything that would result in an unprecedented level of agitation. He also stated that the future course of action of the JI will be led by Engr Naeemur Rehman who will carry forward the legacy of Father of Karachi Abdul Sattar Afghani and Nematullah Khan.