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LG by-poll: PPP gets 98, JI wins 87 in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leads with 98 Union Councils (UCs) seats after winning seven of the 11 Union Councils in Karachi during local government (LG) by-elections.

According to preliminary results, no party in Karachi received a simple majority in the Sindh LG polls by-elections held on Sunday.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s party position, the results of 240 UCs in Karachi out of a total of 246 have been finalized, while the results of six UCs have been withheld by the ECP.

The Pakistan People’s Party successfully obtained 98 UCs, Jamaat-e-Islami secured 87 seats, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf remained third with 43 UCs.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won 7 seats1, JUI-F won three seats in UCs, while TLP and an independent candidate won two UCs.

According to the results, no party in Karachi has a simple majority and will require an ally to become mayor of the metropolitan area.

CEC takes notice

The chief election commissioner (CEC) has taken notice of the mismanagement in the LG and by-elections in 24 districts of Sindh and has ordered stern punishment against those involved.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) spokesperson stated that the CEC had ordered action against the unpleasant occurrence at UC-119 in Hyderabad, in which ballot papers were taken and polling employees and voters were abused.

According to the spokeswoman, the ECP secretary spoke on the phone with the Sindh chief secretary and Inspector General (IG) Sindh and ordered indiscriminate action against those involved.

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