Karachi Local Body Elections 2015 Latest Results
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results pouring in from different parts of Karachi, the MQM is leading in Karachi with its candidates defeating JI Karachi Amir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman and PTI Karachi President Ali Zaidi. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Karachi Division President Najmi Alam was defeated by a PTI candidate in Clifton.
Talking to Samaa, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader said he accepts the defeat. Vote count is still underway after polling for the 3rd and final phase of local government elections ended in 12 districts of Punjab and six in Karachi.
In Rawalpindi, Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid has accepted his party’s defeat in the third and final phase of Local Government elections.
Appearing in SAMAA’s prime time current affairs show “Nadeem Malik Live”, Rashid said that he was hoping to win at least 13 seats in NA-55, but could manage three to four seats.
MQM managed a massive victory over its opponents securing 122 seats. MQM’s opponents Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) secured 39 seats while independent candidates managed to win 28 seats. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) also managed to get 12 seats while Jamat-e-Islami won 11 seats. Pakistan Tehreek Insaf’s (PTI) performance was unsatisfactory, managing to secure only 9 seats.
Party Positions In Punjab & Sindh
|Inconclusive, unofficial results for final phase of local body polls in Sindh, Punjab|
“Things have changed a lot. Now we are witnessing a democracy powered by money,” Rashid told Nadeem Malik.
He said that too much development work was carried out by the government in his area before the elections.
“How I could oppose the development work, which was beneficial for people,” he questioned.
To a question, he said that he had information about the results of NA-56, where PML-N Chairman Imran Khan won in the general elections. “I have no idea what happened there,” he said.
The election remained by and large calm with exceptions of sporadic clashes between rival groups both in Punjab and Karachi. A man was shod and two others injured as a result of exchange of fire between two groups in UC-22 of Rawalpindi.
Similar, two groups belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) clashed in Korangi, prompting the election staff to halt the polling.
The polling was stopped after a large number of voters broke into the polling station. Police said they are investigating the incident and would intiate action after identifying the miscreants involved in damaging the election material.
Tensions ran high between the MQM and the MQM-Haqiqi groups in Landhi and Korangi areas of the metropolis on election day.
Karachi, where over 90 percent polling stations were declared sensitive, has witnessed a lull as operation against criminal elements entered third year.
Voting continued for ten hours till 5:30 pm without any break.
Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) allowed ten hours of uninterrupted polling, it also permitted voting beyond the stipulated closing time, enabling the voters who had entered the polling stations before 5:30.
Third Phase LG Polls Districts
Twelve districts of Punjab include Layyah, Rajanpur, D.G. Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Khushab, Multan, Sialkot, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.
Elections had been delayed in 16 union councils of Rawalpindi based on court interventions.
In Sindh, the local polls were held in Karachi West, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi Central, Korangi and Malir.
The Election Commission had also established a control room in Islamabad which would work till the finalization of results.
The Control Room will receive complaints regarding irregularities in the polling process and take action for their redressal.
Security Arrangements in Karachi
Only 234 out of a total of 4,141 polling stations in Karachi have been declared normal, with over 94 percent of stations declared either sensitive or highly sensitive.
According to ECP, as many as 1,791 polling stations (43pc) have been declared highly sensitive while 2,116 are being considered sensitive.
All polling stations in District Central and Korangi have been declared either sensitive or highly sensitive.
The largest number of highly sensitive polling stations (497) is in District West, with 396 stations declared sensitive out of a total of 937 stations.
Meanwhile, 859 polling stations were declared sensitive in Karachi’s District Central.
The ECP has summoned 20 companies of Pakistan Army troops to be deployed in the city to assist during the elections.
The Special Security Unit (SSU) of the Sindh Police said that 400 police commandos were also deployed in Karachi today.
The commandos were be posted at highly sensitive polling stations and were equipped with state-of-the-art weapons to carry out their duties, said an SSU spokesman.
8:50 AM: Overall results uptill now for all 3 phases of LH polls in Punjab: PML-N victorious with 3136 seats. Independent candidates won 2810 while PTI won 832, PPP 162, PML-Q 81 and JI secured 12 seats.
8:47 AM: Overall results up till now for all 3 phases of LG polls in Sindh: PPP leads with 2520 seats followed by independent candidates with 451. MQM secured 222 seats in all 3 phases. PML-F won 147, PML-N 128, PTI 24 while JUI-F won 23 seats.
7:48 AM: Muzzaffargarh s unofficial, inconclusive results for 161 out of 293 seats received. Independent candidates win 117 seats. PML-N follows with 30 seats. PTI wins 13 while PPP secures single seat.
7:40 AM: Multan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 202 out of 208 seats received. PML-N victorious with 81 seats, independent candidates secure 77 while PTI win 32 seats. PPP manages to win 12 seats.
7:28 AM: Unofficial, inconclusive results for all 118 seats of Layyah received. Independent candidates lead polls with 52 seats while PML-N manages to secure 44 seats.
7:17 AM: Khushab s unofficial, inconclusive results for 180 out of 198 seats received. PML-N leads with 71 seats while independent candidates come in second with 68 seats. PTI wins 40 seats while JUI-F wins single seat.
7:10 AM:Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 84 out of 148 seats received. PML-N wins 41 seats, independent candidates manage to grab 28 seats. PTI secures 13 while JUI-F wins 2 seats.
6:58 AM: Bahawalpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 214 out of 236 seats received. PML-N leads polls with 137 seats, independent candidates secure 57 seats. PTI wins 12, PMLQ manages 11 while PPP secures 2 seats.
6:35 AM: Unofficial, inconclusive results for all 7 seats of Attock received. PML-Q wins 5 while independent candidates secure 2 seats.
6:26 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 164 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 95, PML-N secure 56 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 12 seats.
6:22 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 198 out of 223 seats received. PML-N lead with 97 seats, independent candidates secure 84 seats, PTI wins 16 while PPP manages single seat.
6:16 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 188 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 112 seats. independent candidates secure 51 seats, PTI wins 21 seats, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
6:13 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 127 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 49 seats, PML-N secures 44 seats, PTI wins 32 while PPP wins 2 seats.
6:09 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 313 out of 333 seats received. PML-N lead with 116 seats, independent candidates secure 99 seats, PPP wins 84, PTI secure 13 while JI manages single seat.
6:06 AM: Narowal s unofficial, inconclusive results for 145 out of 152 seats received. PML-N and independent candidates lead with 61 seats each while PTI manages 23 seats.
4:05 AM: PML-N lead the polls in Punjab with 884 votes, MQM victorious in Karachi with 100 seats. MQM leader says won more than 85% of the seats. MQM celebrates Karachi win in Jinnah ground.
3:16 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 263 out of 333 seats received. PML-N leads with 101 seats, independent candidates secures 94 seats, PPP wins 55, PTI secure 12 while JI manages single seat.
3:15 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 95 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 36 seats, PML-N secures 33 seats, PTI wins 24 while PPP wins 2 seats.
3:13 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 187 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 111 seats. PTI secures 21, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
3:10 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 194 out of 223 seats received. PML-N lead with 95 seats, independent candidates secure 82 seats, PTI wins 16 while PPP manages single seat.
3:05 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 153 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 92, PML-N secures 54 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 12 seats.
3:03 AM: Unofficial results for all 98 seats of Narowal received. PML-N secures 41 seats, independent candidates win 40 while PTI secure 19 seats.
2:57 AM: Attock s unofficial, inconclusive results for 6 out of 7 seats received. PML-Q wins 4 while independent candidates secure 2 seats.
2:05 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 117 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 64, PML-N secure 45 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 8 seats.
2:00 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 140 out of 223 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 64 seats, PML-N secures 61 seats, PTI wins 14 while PPP manages single seat
1:56 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 185 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 109 seats. PTI secures 21, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
1:52 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 84 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 35 seats, PML-N secures 28 seats, PTI wins 20 while PPP wins 2 seats.
1:48 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 218 out of 333 seats received. PML-Nand independent candidates lead with 84 seats, PPP wins 38, PTI secure 11 while JI manages single seat.
1:43 AM: Narowal s unofficial, inconclusive results for 98 out of 152 seats received. PML-N leads with 43 seats, independent candidates win 36 while PTI manages 19 seats.
1:10 AM: Punjab s 1603 out of 2497 results received. PML-N leads the polls with 716 votes. PTI secured 194 seats while independent candidates managed to win 660 seats.
11:00 PM: Khushab: PTI wins 4 seats, PML-N and independent candidates win 4 seats as well.
10:40 PM: Karachi: PTI s Hajat Khan wins by taking 2503 votes in UC-15
10:20 PM: Karachi: PML-N s M.Firdous wins elections from UC-11 by getting 2643 votes.
10:10 PM: Layyah: Independent candidates win 6, PTI 5 while PML-N won 2 seats.
10:05 PM: People have expressed their confidence in MQM by voting for the party: Faisal Sabzwari
9:55 PM: MQM s Saadulah wins from Bhatonagar, Municipal Corporation Korangi.
9:45 PM: Waseem Akhtar of MQM wins UC-11, Aqab Jacob line, Karachi.
9:30 PM: Shakargarh: PML-N wins 9, PTI and independent candidates win 5 seats each.
9:15 PM: PML-N wins 7, independent candidates win 3 while PTI managed 1 seat from Chaubara.
9:00 PM: PTI s Karachi President Ali Zaidi loses elections from UC-16.
8:45 PM: Mujahid Shah, cousin of MNA Javed Shah loses elections from UC-73.
8:35 PM: Shah Zain, son of former deputy speaker wins in Ward 44, Ahmadpur Shariqa.
8:20 PM: Rawalpindi: Sheikh Rasheed s nephew Rashid Shafiq wins in Municipal Corporation UC-40.
09:00 PM : PML-N wins 3 seats from UC Taunsa sharif, PTI Also wins 3 setas,14 results to come
8:00 PM: Sang UC-55: PML-N s Raja Sardar Sarwar wins from ward 11.
7:15 PM: PML-N wins 6 seats from Khushab.
7:00 PM: 8 polling stations out of 40 announce their results for UC-42.
6:50 PM Firing in Gujralt leaves candidate injured
6:30 PM: Keeping in tradition with its unparalleled performance:
5:30 PM: Results of a few unopposed candidates as Dunya News gets hold of polling results: