Official result: PTI bags first Sindh Assembly seat

Published: May 14, 2013

PTI won its first seat in the Sindh Assembly. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s candidate Syed Hafeezuddin won the party’s first seat in the Sindh Assembly for the PS-93 constituency with a total of 15,617 votes, according to the official results from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

In second place was Abdul Razzaq, a candidate of the Jamaat-e-Islami who polled 10,723 votes in total.

PTI came up as the second largest party in Karachi after election results were announced.

In Azizabad, PTI’s Muhammad Jawed Jeelani secured 20,259 votes against Mutahida Qaumi Movement’ (MQM)’s Khalid bin Wilayat, who won with 71,318 votes.

In Lyari too, PTI candidate Subhab Ali Sahil won 26,348 votes even though the PPP has been sweeping this constituency since it was formed in 1968. PPP’s Shah Jahan Baloch – who was contesting Lyari’s seat from the jail – defeated Sahil with 84,530 votes , the latter’s position was better than Nabeel Gabool and PPP-Shaheed Bhutto leader Ghinwa Bhutto, who hardly managed 537 votes

Reader Comments (24)

  • Riz
    May 14, 2013 - 5:07PM

    Well done team PTI

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  • Stranger
    May 14, 2013 - 5:08PM

    Thanks to the fall ‘ accidental or not ‘ IK got the first seats of his life. I wont be surprised if he becomes the PM of Pak nxt time.

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  • waseem sarwar
    May 14, 2013 - 5:08PM

    even tough that’s a single seat, but it means a lot for us. I wonder how many seats PTI would have won from Sindh and Lahore if there were free and fair elections.

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  • Saim Baig
    May 14, 2013 - 5:29PM

    @Stranger!! He won from Mianwali in 2002!! Check your facts

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  • Sindhi Pakistani
    May 14, 2013 - 5:30PM

    Bhali Karay Aya Sindh mein

    You are welcome in SindhRecommend

  • KP
    May 14, 2013 - 5:34PM

    IK and Nawaz ignored Sindh all together during election campaign and gave the feeling that all they care about is Panjab. If IK had addressed some rallies in Sindh, the results might have been different.

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  • reasonlight
    May 14, 2013 - 5:38PM

    I think he was not loosing so badly in Punjab.

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  • Tee
    May 14, 2013 - 5:39PM

    First of many to come…

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  • reasonlight
    May 14, 2013 - 5:41PM

    Shameful for Jamat i Islami.

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  • May 14, 2013 - 5:43PM

    In Azizabad, PTI’s Muhammad Jawed Jeelani secured 20,259. This shows that elections in Karachi were not rigged because even in MQM Strongest-hold PTI fellows were freely allowed to vote.

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  • Syed
    May 14, 2013 - 5:50PM

    Thumbs Up!!!

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  • Syed
    May 14, 2013 - 5:52PM

    @waseem sarwar:
    Agree with Waseem, i think PTI would have won the Elections if there were free & fair elections.
    ECP has not stood on their words No Army have seen at any pooling stations in Sindh & Punjab.
    Re-election on NA-250 & 248 must be under army observations.

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  • May 14, 2013 - 6:04PM

    It is good that PTI secured one seat from Karachi. If its leadership had agreed on seat adjustment with ten party coalition, Sindh results would have been significantly changed.

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  • Ash
    May 14, 2013 - 6:09PM

    Think this is the same seat won by ANP in 2008…so no big surprises after what we saw in KPK. This was not a MQM seat!

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  • Patriot1979
    May 14, 2013 - 6:29PM

    Happy that PTI won atleast one seat in Sindh ssembly. inroads have been made despite a certain party’s absolute on this city. First dent has been made. InshaAllah next time

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  • wahab
    May 14, 2013 - 6:37PM

    that MPA would feel so loney in SA. Hope two more MPA candidates join frm NA 250 ;)

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  • Dildar Pakistan
    May 14, 2013 - 7:00PM

    @Stranger: How blind one can get, these are not sympathy votes, or he would have been PM this time.

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  • sensible
    May 14, 2013 - 8:13PM

    NA.250, and the one where Naz balouch was contesting would’ve been ours, had rigging not take place. Great effort by PTI. Atleast they got their roots in Karachi.

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  • falakSher
    May 14, 2013 - 8:35PM

    This one seat may not play a major role in SA where PPP has got the majority and but means a lot for PTI. Now PPP has to face a real opposition, whose supporters are in million, in Karachi. He is the representative of second largest party in Karachi. I wish him best of luck

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  • MQ
    May 14, 2013 - 11:20PM

    @KP: here I would agree but time had to be optimized, cold as that may sound. In retrospect however what you are saying is correct.

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  • MQ
    May 14, 2013 - 11:27PM

    Be prepared for 5 difficult and dangerous years in Sindh. However what PTI has is dedicated young activists who will rattle the status quo. What they need is leadership at the local/provincial level.

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  • NMA
    May 15, 2013 - 4:42PM

    “PPP’s Shah Jahan Baloch – who was contesting Lyari’s seat from the jail”….. God…. Dear Chief justice and ECP, is this allowed? (or do these things only apply to Musharraf)!

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  • Reas Ekberg.
    May 16, 2013 - 3:57AM

    @NMA: His Lorship will never answer such questions. Musharraf and MQM are different Pakistanis.

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  • Reas Ekberg.
    May 16, 2013 - 4:07AM

    @MQ: And a very prosperous KPK under the ‘dedicated young PTI activists’..

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