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PPP inches closer to securing Karachi mayor

PPP inches closer to securing Karachi mayor seat after LG by-polls success

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Monday celebrated its overwhelming victory in Karachi after claiming victory in the local government by-elections in the port city.

The party’s overall position has strengthened and brought it closer to the mayor’s seat, as it clinched 98 union council constituencies after the unofficial and unconfirmed results of the by-polls — held a day earlier — were announced.

So far, results for 240 seats have been announced out of the total 246 across Karachi, as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has withheld results of the remaining six including five from district west and one from district east.

Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is in the second spot and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is in third with 98 and 42 seats in the provincial capital, respectively.

Other parties that secured seats in Sindh in the local body elections include Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with seven seats and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) with two, while one seat each went to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan and an independent candidate.

Following his party’s victory, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari expressed gratitude for the party’s success in the by-elections terming it a “historical achievement”.

Taking to its Twitter account, the party shared Bilawal’s message after the win.

“From Karachi to Kashmore, people have once again reposed their faith in the PPP. It is a historical achievement that all the district chairmen, including Karachi and Hyderabad, will be jiyalas (PPP supporters),” the PPP chairman said.


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