The results of the local government (LG) polls in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions are still delayed even after 15 hours to the end of the polling.
In the second phase of the local body elections in Sindh, the results of the LG polls held yesterday in 16 districts of Karachi and Hyderabad division have not yet come. According to reports Counting of votes is still underway.
Despite the clear orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan, the results have not been completed till this morning. Out of a total 246 seats in Karachi, unconfirmed and unofficial results of only 20 seats have come out till Monday morning.
There was tough competition seen between Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and Pakistan People’s Party in Karachi. PPP is leading in the districts of Hyderabad, and Badin. However, the overall turnout was very low. More candidates of Jamaat-e-Islami were successful in the Central and Eastern districts of Karachi.
In Malir and South districts, Lyari and Kemari, Sindh’s ruling party, the PPP remained victorious, as per unofficial and unconfirmed reports.
Karachi: According to the full results of the UCs so far, the Pakistan People’s Party has successfully won 22 seats. PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami have secured 11 and eight seats respectively in Karachi, while where the results are yet to come, according to the ongoing counting, the scales are heavy in some places, in some places the arrow has hit the mark and in some places it has gone unanswered.
Hyderabad: The results of 94 union committees out of a total of 160 have been released. According to the unofficial and unconfirmed results PPP has secured 55 seats, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 20 seats, Independents candidates grabbed three seats, and JI one.
Sujawal : According to unofficial and unconfirmed reports Pakistan People’s Party has bagged 20 seats, while JUI-F won a single seat.
Badin: As per unofficial results of 38 town committees out of 64, PPP won 30 seats, independent candidates won six seats and the Grand Democratic Alliance secured two seats.
Dadu: According to reports PPP has secured seven Town committee seats while Independent candidates remained victorious on two sets.
Jamshoro: According to the unofficial results PPP won 18 seats on Town Committees.
Remember here one thing that PPP leader Murtaza Wahab already claimed that his party was leading in the second phase of local government (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad, saying that the next Karachi Mayor will be a ‘Jiyala’.