Khyber PakhtoonKhuwa

MQM grabs 22 seats in KP local bodies polls

PESHAWAR: Twenty-two candidates of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) emerged victorious in May 30th local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – first time in the election politics of the northwestern province of Pakistan.

According to ARY News, 22 candidates won elections on MQM tickets in the recently held polls. Ten of these ticket-holders of the party returned unopposed in the election.

Two MQM candidates emerged winners from districts of Abbottabad, Chitral and Swabi and 12 candidates won  the local bodies seats in Dera Ismail Khan, Haripur, Swat and Bannu districts after tough contests.

According to details, Sohail Wahab of MQM elected as vice chairman of a union council in tehsil Behrain of Swat. Naseema Bibi elected general councillor from Chitral, Mohammad Nawaz elected from district Swabi, Amjad Khan won general council seat in Swabi, Ejaz elected as youth councillor, Sarfaraz Khan general councilor and Perveen Akhtar woman councillor from Abbottabad.

Moreover, Salahuddin won as general councilor from Dera Ismail Khan, Israr Ahmed Khan from Haripur, Asmatullah Khan from UC Talib Abbas, Naheeda Akhtar as Kisan councilor and Dilfaraz elected member in union council Mandvi.

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