Islamabad to elect first mayor on Monday

Published: February 14, 2016
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A view of Islamabad city. PHOTO: FILE

A view of Islamabad city. PHOTO: FILE

The first mayor of country’s capital is set to be elected on Monday.

According to Radio Pakistan, the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation has seats of 50 UC chairmen and 27 other members on reserved seats.

Of the 50 seats of the chairmen, 32 seats were won by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which is expected to sweep the mayoral election.

After the PML-N, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) follows the competition as it got 18 UC chairmen seats.

‘Mayor should have powers regardless of party affiliation’

PML-N’s Sheikh Ansar Aziz and PTI’s Raja Khurram Nawaz will vie for the final election on Monday.

Nominees for deputy mayors from the ruling party are Chaudhry Riffat Javed, Syed Zeeshan Ali Naqvi and Muhammad Azam Khan, whereas PTI has chosen Fouzia Arshad, Raja Zulqarnain and Ali Nawaz Awan for the position.

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  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 14, 2016 - 8:39PM

    Thought Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif already mayor and deputy mayor..?Recommend

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