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PPP ‘leads’ in Karachi’s 11 UCs by-elections, brightens its chances for city mayor

Unofficial results say Sindh-ruling party grabbed seven seats
PPP declared winner in 67 out of 90 seats of Sindh - Aaj News

The PPP has grabbed seven out of 11 seats in by-elections in Karachi’s 11 Union Committees, according to unofficial results. If this turns out to be the final then the Sindh-ruling party would be having its city mayor. The Jamaat-e-Islami won four seats.

PPP lead with 67 seats, followed by JI (9), PTI (4), independent candidate (6), PML-N, and GDA won one seat each respectively, according to unofficial results of 90 seats in Sindh. The total number of seats in the province was 93, but nomination papers were not submitted for three seats

Results of two seats of Hyderabad were stopped due to the riots, candidates were elected unopposed in 27 seats.

Moreover, the results of 15 wards of Karachi showed that the PPP won seven seats, followed by JI’s five, PTI’s two, and one won by the PML-N.

“Chances brighten for the first ever PPP mayor of Karachi. Now expect foam and froth in some mouths,” tweeted author Nadeem Farooq Paracha.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed his gratitude for the party’s success in the by-elections. “From Karachi to Kashmore, people have once again reposed faith in the PPP,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the party.

“It is a historical achievement that all the district chairmen, including Karachi and Hyderabad will be Jayale [a term used for the supporter of PPP],” said Bilawal, “This success is the result of the trust of the people, the sacrifices of the martyred leaders and workers and the hard work of the brave.”

He went on to add that the party’s responsibilities have increased, with the outcome of the by-polls.

“Elected representatives of the party should remember that in every street there is a house of martyred Benazir Bhutto and every neighborhood belongs to the leader of the people,” it said.

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