Second phase of Sindh LG polls: PPP takes lead in Karachi
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, PPP has so far secured 46 seats
KARACHI (Dunya News) – According to unofficial and unconfirmed results announced so far, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has taken lead in the seven districts of Karachi, followed by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is at third spot.
According to election results of 81 out of 246 union councils of Karachi, Pakistan People’s Party has secured 46 seats. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) is second with 21 seats while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is third with 13 seats. One seat has been won by an independent candidate.
Earlier, polling began at 8:00am and continued till 5:00pm. Meanwhile, the ECP allowed the voters present inside polling stations at the closing time to cast their votes.
There are over four million voters in Karachi, for whom 4,990 polling stations were set up. Of these 3,415 were declared sensitive, 1,496 were highly sensitive and 79 were declared normal.
The seven districts of Karachi Division were divided into 25 towns. District Central is the largest district with five towns and 45 union committees, where the number of registered voters is over two million.
District East is the second largest district with five towns and 43 union committees and about 1.4 million voters.