Unofficial results are still coming in, but it appears that Sindh’s local body elections were won by the ruling Pakistan People’s Party. On Sunday, 14 districts in Sindh will vote in the first round of the LG elections. After a six-year hiatus, the elections were held.
The PPP is ahead with a clear majority in seven of the 14 districts, according to preliminary unofficial results. In the internal Sindh local bodies, the PPP has come out on top with 2,189 seats. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) is far behind with 64 seats, and the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and PTI have respectively won 43 and 13 seats.
PPP has won all nine wards in Digri, all 11 wards in Deharki, and all 17 wards in Ratodero and Nodero. PPP candidates prevailed in 14 of the 15 wards in Tharparkar’s Mithi city.
Results are still being received.
For the 5,331 seats in the local governments in 14 districts, there have been up to 21,298 candidates running from a variety of political parties, including the PTI, JUI-F, PPP, MQM-P, GDA, independents, and others. Without a vote, 946 candidates have already claimed their seats.
Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Qambar Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Ghotki, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot, and Tharparkar were among the 14 districts in the province where voting took place.
The second phase of voting, which is anticipated to take place early next month, will include elections in the divisions of Karachi and Hyderabad.
Similar circumstances led to the suspension of voting in Municipal Committee Ward 13 after a fight in Tando Adam claimed the life of one person. Following the incident, the polling place was immediately closed.
Numerous people were hurt as a result of the violence in Sukkur, Kandhkot, Nawabshah, Ghotki, and Mirpur Mathelo. In Kandhkot, dacoits attacked at least one polling place.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has delayed voting in some areas, including Mirpur Mathelo in the Ghotki district, citing technical difficulties after incorrect candidate names were printed on ballots and missing electoral symbols were discovered.
Incidents of violence
In a number of violent incidents during the Local Body elections in Sindh on Sunday, two people died. Due to mismanagement and violence, voting has been postponed at numerous polling places.
After a group of men attacked the voting location in Sukkur, one person was reported dead and at least three others were hurt. The voting was halted after a fight between the two parties broke out at a Rohri polling place.