“Karachi will have to wait months for its mayor”

KARACHI: After the local government (LG) elections in Karachi, Sindh Election Commissioner Ijaz Chohan has said that Karachi will have to wait two to three months for the mayoral election, ARY News reported on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to ARY News, the provincial election commissioner said that it will take two to three months to elect Mayor and Deputy Mayor in Karachi.

Ijaz Chohan noted that elections to 11 of the 246 Union Councils (UCs) were still going on. “Later, the members will be elected on reserved seats,” he said, adding that the mayor would be elected after the completion of 246 OCs.

It may be noted that Pakistan People’s Party won the highest number of seats in the second phase of Sindh LG elections, especially in Karachi and Hyderabad.

In Karachi, the party position released by the ECP showed the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) with the highest number of 93 seats in the Karachi division after the LG elections.

Meanwhile, according to unofficial results of all 155 UCs, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) secured 98 seats to become the single largest party to nominate a mayor of Hyderabad.

A day earlier, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and other parties to build a consensus on the post of mayor of Karachi, ARY News reported. .

Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman made the statement while addressing a rally regarding Youm-e-Tashakur observed by JI after winning local government polls in Karachi (LG).

He called on all political parties to work with JI for the betterment of Karachi. Hafiz Naeem urged political parties to join hands with JI to bring positive changes in the metropolis.



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