Zardari asks ‘jiyalas’ to get ready for second phase of polls; Bilawal congratulates PPP candidates
The Pakistan People’s Party clinched a landslide victory in the first phase of Sunday’s local government elections in 14 Sindh districts after winning on 2,189 seats, it was emerged on Monday.
The JUI also fared well and finished as a runner up after bagging 64 seats. The Grand Democratic Alliance could win 43 seats but the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf showed a dismal performance and only 13 of its candidates returned successful. The PPP made a clean sweep in Kandhkot where 15 of its candidates won on 16 wards of municipal committee. As many as 21,298 candidates landed in the electoral fray for 6,277 seats of 101 town committees, 23 municipal committees, 14 district councils, four municipal corporations, 11 town municipal corporations and 887 union councils and union committees.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party co-chairperson and former President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday, thanking the people over the PPP victory in the first phase of local body elections in Sindh, asked the workers to get ready for the second phase of elections because another victory is waiting for them. In a statement, Asif Zardari said this triumph also was a reflection of masses’ trust in PPP and the workers should get ready for the second phase of elections because another victory is wating for them. “PPP is committed to fix the local government problems of the people and also empowering the institutions”, he added. Meanwhile, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has congratulated his party candidates and supporters on “outstanding performance” in the first phase of local bodies elections in Sindh.
In a tweet from his official handle on Monday, the foreign minister said people chose a peaceful, prosperous and progressive Sindh by rejecting politics of hate and division.
“[People] rejected politics based on religion or ethnicity. They chose Jinnah’s,” he wrote on the social networking website.
The Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon while congratulating the PPP over its landslide victory in the local government