PPP sweeps Hyderabad, leads in Karachi

By: News Desk
Published: 05:26 PM, 15 Jan, 2023
PPP sweeps Hyderabad, leads in Karachi
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Pakistan People's Party has won a major landslide in local government elections in Hyderabad while it was leading on many cities in Karachi as a number of results were still awaited, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

According to the initial unofficial results, Sindh's ruling party, the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is leading in the LG polls in the mega city.

In Karachi's Lyari Town, a stronghold of PPP, Jiyalas celebrated after winning 11 of the 13 union councils.

Out of 246 Union Councils in Karachi, PPP won 15 so far, Jamaat Islami two, and PTI succeeded to win one UC. An independent candidate has also been declared successful in one UC. 

PPP candidates won from Sehwan Sharif's all eight wards in the Local Government Elections.

As per the unofficial results, the PPP was contested in all 8 wards of the Saeedabad Town Committee of Sehwan Sharif. In the Sehwan Muncipel Committee elections, PPP won 15 wards while in Dadu, PPP succeeded to get victory in seven wards. 

The PPP won all four wards in the Tando Allah Yar Town Committee while in the Khairpur Nathan Shah, PPP won eight wards and the PTI won the other two wards here.

PPP has won 16 Union Councils in Hyderabad local bodies elections, PTI won five and Jamaat Islami succeeded to get only one. There are a total of 160 UCs in Hyderabad.

In Badin Municipal Committee, out of 14, PPP won 12 seats while the PTI and the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) won one seat each. 

Out of the five town committees of Sajawal district, the People's Party has been declared the winner in four town committees.

In Jamshoro Town, the PPP was successful in 6 wards while candidates of Jamshoro Alliance (JA) were successful in three wards.

In Matyari Town Committee elections, out of seven wards, GDA won four wards. PPP succeeded to get only two wards while an independent candidate also reached the victory stand.

The polling day observed violence and mismanagement at some polling stations but generally, the process of polling continued in a smooth and peaceful manner.

According to the code of conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the election results will be broadcast at 6 o'clock.

Throughout the day, the enthusiasm of the voters was visible as women, elderly and disabled citizens came to cast their votes.

In UC-5 New Karachi, the polling staff reached late the polling station at 1 pm, the candidates staged a strong protest against the ECP's management.

Some squirrels were witnessed between Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Awami National Party (ANP) workers at the polling station of Manghopir Sultanabad Tanveer School.

According to the reports, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is likely to sweep local body elections from Hyderabad as it has already won 31 union council seats out of 160 seats unopposed.

The position of PPP candidates from Tando Fazal, Tando Jam, Hussainabad, Qasimabad, and Nironkot towns is believed to be very strong.  

 Earlier today, voting for the second phase of the local bodies’ elections in 16 districts of Sindh including Karachi and Hyderabad is peacefully underway Sunday.

A large number of voters are being witnessed lined up at the polling stations.

So far, the elections remained peaceful as no major incident of violence was reported in the province. However, some incidents of mismanagement and irregularities triggering exchange of hot words were reported to the Election Commission of Pakistan. 

Talking to media in Karachi, Jamaat-i-Islami leader Hafiz Naeemur Rehman expressed his satisfaction over the “peaceful security situation” during the balloting. 

He, however, lamented that some polling stations were “burned down through a conspiracy as some elements wanted to stop the people from voting”.

“But I appreciate the spirit of Landhi and Labour Square people who came out to vote and defeated the design of terrorists,” he added. 

Long queues of voters could be seen outside the polling stations in Matyari. 

An 80-year-old woman cast her vote in Chanesar Town.

Labour Minister Saeed Ghani, too, cast his vote in Chanesar Goth. 

Strict security arrangements were ensured at the sensitive polling stations.

The security of such polling stations was handed over to the Frontier Corps (FC).

Close monitoring of the polling stations was carried out from the control room.

Sindh Rangers DG Major General Azhar Waqas visited the command and control room set up by the police and reviewed the security arrangements. 

Each voter will cast only two votes for 246 union committees in seven districts of Karachi.

Voting will be carried out in 984 wards of 246 union councils (UCs) of 25 towns of Karachi city.

There are 25 towns in Karachi city, and each town shall have an elected Nazim.

The elected vice-chairman of each UC will be a member of the Town Council.

In Hyderabad, 2,477 candidates are contesting in the local bodies’ elections of Hyderabad.

At least 705 polling stations have been established across the city.

As many as 1022,159 people will exercise their right to vote.

31 chairmen and vice-chairmen have been elected unopposed.

156 general members have also been elected unopposed.

It is to be noted here that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced boycotting the local bodies’ elections.

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