MQM bags majority seats in Karachi LB polls — PTI, JI face setback

Azhar Khan
By Azhar Khan December 7, 2015 12:01

MQM bags majority seats in Karachi LB polls — PTI, JI face setback

According to latest unofficial results, MQM has secured 136 seats. While the party made a clean sweep in the District Central.

On the contrary, Pakistan People’s Party stands at second position with 19 seats of chairmen, followed by independent candidates with 10 seats, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) is secured eight seats seats; comes next Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with seven seats of chairmen in the metropolis whereas Jamaat-e-Islami could only win six seats. .

The leading candidates in the electoral alliance between Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-s-Insaf suffered major setback. JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, PTI Karachi leader Ali Zaidi, while PPP’s Karachi President Najmi Alam lost the contest.

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Karachi chiefs of PPP (L), PTI (C) and JI (R) lost in the local bodies election.

The election were held in six districts of Karachi – District Central, District West, District Korangi, District East, District South and District Malir.

Read here: Will Karachi have a powerful mayor again?

In Karachi, there were 209 union committees and 38 union councils. Voters in urban areas of Karachi will elect 1,210 members while those in rural areas will vote for 304 seats in 38 union councils.

Main parties contesting the polls were Muttahida Qaumi Movement, the Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in alliance with Jamaat-e-Islami. While the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, the Awami National Party and the Pakistan Rah-e-Haq Party (faction of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat), had also fielded their candidates.

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According to Election Commission of Pakistan, as many as 48 candidates had already returned unopposed in all 247 union committees and councils. Eighteen candidates have been elected unopposed in District Central, followed by 13 in West, nine in South, six in Malir and two in East.

The ECP had declared 1,791 polling stations out of total 4,141 as highly sensitive. Only 234 polling stations in the city were declared normal.

The Sindh government had deployed 35,057 police personnel, 7,400 Rangers soldiers and 10 army companies each with 80 soldiers in the city to maintain peace and order on polling day.



MQM releases list of winning candidates in all districts of the city

District Central

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Unofficial results received till midnight, Dec 7

11.42pm – PTI’s Arif Alvi congratulated MQM for securing majority seats in Karachi LB polls.

10.03pm – MQM’s Wasim Akhtar defeated PPP’s District East President Zulfiqar Qaimkhani from District East UC-11.

09.43pm – PTI’s Karachi President Ali Zaidi lost the election to MQM’s Naushad Khan.

09.34pm – Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Karachi President Najmi Alam was also defeated by the joint candidate of PTI and JI in the election from Karachi South UC-30.

09.29pm – JI’s Karachi chapter chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman lost the election for the position of chairman to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from UC-18 Al-Falah Society. The winning candidate bagged 3100 votes compared to the runner-up who got 720 votes.

06.40pm – Shaikh Mohammad Kaleem of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was elected Chairman from Orangi Town UC-26 after defeating Jamaat-e-Islami’s Mohammad Sadiq. MQM’s candidate secured 987 votes compared to his rival who bagged 258 votes.


10.30pm – MQM’s Khushbakhat Shujaat has said that the party has nominated four of its party leaders, including Wasim Akhtar, for the Mayor post.

08.58pm – Mohammad Anwar also said that whole nation trusts the party.

08.58pm – MQM leader Mohammad Anwar has said that the party emerged victorious in the local government elections despite all propaganda. He added that the targeted operations in Karachi were launched on the party’s saying.

07.56pm – Two people were reported injured when supporters of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) clashed against each other at Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

7.20pm – Muhajir Qaumi Movement Haqiqi have claimed that their activist was killed in clash with the workers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement in Landhi’s area.

7.19pm – Six polling agents were arrested over casting bogus votes in F.C. Area.

06.18pm – Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan, in a media briefing, lauded the security personnel, election staff and the role of the media for making the local bodies election possible.

06.09pm – Haider Abbas Rizvi of MQM made it to the JI’s election camp and had a cup of tea with the party leaders.

05.56pm – Polling process in UC-7 of PECHS Society was stopped before ahead of the given time.

05.51pm – Sources said that two unknown persons were arrested from a polling station at Gulzar-e-Hijri.

05.45pm –  Activists of two political parties clashed at Ward No. 3 of Jaafar-e-Tayyar Society UC-11.

05.45pm – Election Commission of Pakistan has said that the body had received 42 complaints regarding the polling process.

05.22pm –  Rangers arrested Assistant Presiding Officer Muhammad Zubair from Pak Colony UC-5 over making the voters cast their vote under his supervision. The suspect has been handed over to the cops.

4.40pm – DG Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar has visited several areas of the city to inspect security arrangements. He also inspected polling arrangements and deployment of personnel at polling stations.

4.01pm – JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman claims government and election commission had not given Rangers due powers to take action against ‘saboteurs’.

3.35pm – PTI leader Imran Ismail says “we are not satisfied by the role of Rangers.”

Read here the detailed statement of PTI leader

3.20pm – Sister of MQM chief Altaf Hussain has cast her vote in the city. “I am praying for the victory of MQM in local elections,” she told media outside a polling station.

MQM sister

3.01pm MQM Farooq Sattar alleges that massive rigging was taking in union councils of Landhi. He said scores of their workers were tortured in the area.

Click here for detailed news of MQM press conference

Mockery of LB polls as contesting candidate appointed polling agent


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Azhar Khan
By Azhar Khan December 7, 2015 12:01
  • Haq Parast

    Vote for kite vote for right .. Jiye ALTAF BHAI

  • Muhammad Shoaib

    Just one suggestion, in results graphics, it would be more polite to write “runner-up” instead of “loser”

  • Mohammad Asadullah

    chal be un par case ho gaya hai QATL KA

  • Haq Parast

    bhai jab dekh liya ke jeet nahn saktey tu rona na shuru kero 😛

  • pktun

    Haan PTI waley rotey bohut hain :p

  • zubai

    Jalii Jalii — Tapii Tapii 😛

  • PTI-JI

    MQM is a party of murderers so its ok to cry lol

  • shakeel

    and PTI is a party of U turns :p

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    bssss isi chiz main rahow ge ke case hogaea bahi jan case howa hy or tyming dekho khair is sub bataun ka koi jawaz nhi hy kal bhi karachi humra tha or ajj bhi hay koi bahir ka tasobi insan or mulana log is ka faisla nhi kerskte jo yehan ke nhi han karachi bs karachi walun ka hay ab jo hoga acha hoga Jia ALTAF JIA MQM………

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    hahahhaha srf karachi ki party main murderer nazar ate han hahahhahahahah had hy yr kch tu aqal wali batain kiya keroooo sub ko nazar araha hay ho kiya raha hay kase kisi ek party ke piche hath dooo ke par gaeaa hay phr bhi awam sth han kch tu sikho nhi sikh skte tu mun tu kam se kam band rahko hahahahhaha had hay

  • PTI-JI

    at least they haven’t killed anyone so sit back ok. tbh we all know that dr imran farooq was killed by MQM if they kill their own people we cant expect them to be good leaders for karachi.

  • PTI-JI

    Ive never seen anyone more stupid than u. The uk police arent stupid to be investigating altaf hussain for no reason. they have evidence against him so the sooner u realise the less ur gonna cry later

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    there is a word of “IF” , but you should realize “IF NOT” then?

  • PTI-JI

    i’ll take the IF out then. its just a matter of time before he’s exposed

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    bahi jan UK police investigate him just because he is friend of him, they sit together eat together and take decision together so they investigate not arrested heheheh

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    yes its just matter of tym but till then no one can tell him that he is killer.
    every one known very well who is killer of pakistani peoples and who is responsible.

  • PTI-JI

    england police isnt pakistan police. theres law and order set in place in england. ur leader altaf hussain will be punished for what hes done and i pray to god hes punished with the strictest punishment possible.

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    Inshallah if any one killed Imran Farooq then Allah will give him punish, but still its depend on Uk police, as you know how Scotland police investigate so be respect till then he is not declarer as a killer

  • PTI-JI

    when he is exposed people will cry at their decision of electing MQM as their govt once again.

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    its depend on WHEN hehehehehheheh its MQM mare bahi jaana mushkil hay but jan jaow ge.

  • PTI-JI

    the truth doesnt hide for too long. the state of karachi just clearly shows u how bad the govt of karachi is.

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    in the short mare bahi the vote is for urdu language i hope now u can understand

  • PTI-JI

    what u don’t understand is PAKISTAN is a multilingual country. the vote isn’t for the language of urdu but the vote for PEACE IN KARACHI.

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    excuse me its not only depend on karachi its depend on all over the Pakistan.
    so dont watch only karachi or MQM. watch all parties language and all cities language power then we will realize its not for only language
    why every wants karachi, even they dont have mandate, if they want to mandate so live there and sit together with local peoples listen them and solve the problem, make the heart relation with local peoples, no one can do as said, but MQM do very well as said.

  • PTI-JI

    excuse you, MQM have turned karachi into a place people fear to come. u never know when a bullets gonna come out, when someones gonna drop dead next to u. theyre goons nothing else. end of convo thank you.

  • Amir

    ALTAF will live in comfort for ever while Karachi will be run by his mafia again 🙁

  • Farhan Madni


  • PTI-JI

    100% true

  • Innocent Eyes

    yaar jo bhi aaye bas karachi ko par sukoon jaga banaye chahe woh MQM ho PTI ke log ho jo bhi ho bas amn o amaan laye is city mei yaar it’s just getting frustrating now har country aur unke cities kitne aagey chale gaye aur hum hai ke bas khud hi lad maar rahe hai ek dosre ko uffff.

  • Asad

    Ek bar bus biometric system anney de bacho phir mqm pmln aur ppp gayi and Imran KHAN will lead ameen

  • Asad

    Teray altaf to ab jel mein gaya

  • Mahmood khan

    Lanat he us pe aur ap logo pe jo badalna nhi chatey aur na he progress chatey ho tum log apni batoon se khud he sabit krtey ho k you people are not Pakistanies you are agents

  • jawaid ahmed zai

    kion sirf Imran khan ko vote deny wlay Pakistani hoty hain, or is defination say to is waqt kay sub say bary Pakistani rangers hain bechary apni tamam tar kawish ker rahy hain imra ko lany kay liay. Becharon ko agly election main vote dalny ka haq dy do, shayed kuch izat rukh lain PTI ke.

  • kashif qadri

    hafiz naeem ji : Kaaba kis munh sai ja oogai Galib – Sharm tumko magar nahi aati

  • Shaheryar Sabir

    lanat hay tm logon pe hum agr apni party ko vote dalain tu agent wha bhi wha kiya bat hay tu is agent ke shear main bheg mangne aiie bhi nhi kerooo na.

  • Ubaid Muzaffar
  • Shaheryar Sabir

    hahahhahahahhaah yr listen goli srf mqm nhi chalti khair yrrrrr ab mashallah se bht ache se jeete han or agr next time jitna hoo to awam ke dil pe chaow twitter or facebook pe nhi

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