ECP results Reveal PTI second Biggest in Karachi
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the second biggest political force in town -- posing a hazard to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), which ripped a vast majority of seats at Karachi.
As stated by the recent election outcome, PTI applicants have contributed a challenging time for their opponents in the vast majority of provincial and National Assembly seats. Though, not just one PTI candidate has gained up to now in town, officials of the election commission confessed they've clinched the next number concerning votes cast.
In itself, is a substantial shift from prior elections since the PTI was able to get around 30,000 votes in Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stronghold Lyari and the MQM's house constituency Azizabad.
In Lyari also, PTI candidate Subhab Ali Sahil won 26,348 votes although the PPP was sweeping this constituency because it had been formed in 1968. PPP's Shah Jahan Baloch -- that had been contesting Lyari's seat in the prison -- conquered Sahil with 84,530 votes , the latter's standing was much election polls better compared to Nabeel Gabool and PPP-Shaheed Bhutto leader Ghinwa Bhutto, who barely managed 537 votes.
On Friday afternoon, Lyari's Baloch and Sindhi childhood has been split between PPP and PTI camps. The majority of them wore caps and shirts inscribed with the portrait of PTI chief Imran Khan and were yelling slogans to deliver "change". Aside from Lyari and Azizabad, the election commission results reveal that PTI bagged a substantial number of votes against Sohrab Goth and SITE regions.
On precisely the exact same chair, political stalwarts like PML-N's Nehal Hashmi and JI's Zahid Saeed obtained 12,657 and 26,403 votes respectively.
PTI Karachi leader Dr Arif Alvi, that had been contesting on NA-250, believed that if fair and free elections were held, the entire city could have been swept with their own celebration.
"Shortly after the election began to three hours behind schedule, a few people began shooting in the region harassing the Republicans," he remembered. "Afterwards, our representatives were kidnapped and some of them were plagued"
The majority of the PTI applicants were of the opinion which they had a solid position in their own areas as well as the MQM -- that the town's undisputed party -- wasn't in a position to conquer them.
"We had been a hundred percent certain to succeed 10 national assembly seats from Karachi, however they awakened the elections," explained Dr Alvi.
Meanwhile, the MQM deputy convenor Farooq Sattar, who obtained from NA-249, stated that Karachi remains an MQM stronghold and no other party, even PTI, can alter this. "The press has begun producing hype and these parties that lost the election have begun that this blame game," he explained.
"The people of Karachi have refused them votes and they ought to take their defeat."