KARACHI: Although PTI bagged highest number of seats inthe local bodies elections for cantonment boards in Karachi, but itperformed dismally in its stronghold, the Cantonment Board Clifton(CBC), Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani of the PPP said at a press
conference on Monday.
There are six cantonment boards in Karachi and CBC is one of the majorcantonments in the city with 10 seats. It falls under National Assemblyconstituency of NA-247.
He pointed out that PPP had emerged first after it bagged 9,331 votestrailed by Jamaat-i-Islami (JI). According to electoral count, he saidPTI had secured third position in CBC.
PPP, he said, won seats in four of 10 wards in the CBC, while JI, PTIand independent candidates had all secured two seats each.
Ghani said that PPP had fielded 39 candidates and it secured 22,135votes, but PTI had fielded 42 candidates who were cumulatively able toget 19,483 votes. He said that while they fielded far mor candidatesthan PPP, they were unable to get as many votes as the PPP.
He said that JI bagged 16,422 votes while MQM (Pakistan) secured 10,790votes.
Congratulating all PPP candidates securing cantonment boardseats, he said that the people were responsible for this win, addingthat the people had once again reposed confidence in the leadership ofBilawal Bhutto-Zardari.
Local bodies elections were held in cantonment boards on September 12.
As many as 14 candidates were declared successful from Karachi while PPPsecured 11 seats. – NNI