GDA win in Larkana shocks PPP

Abbasi bagged 31,557 votes, while PPP’s Jameel Ahmed Soomro secured 26,021


​ Our Correspondent October 17, 2019
Head of the Grand Democratic Alliance Pir Pagara Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi. PHOTO: FILE

LARKANA: Joint candidate of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi Thursday was declared victorious in PS-11 Larkana-II by-election.

According to unofficial results, Abbasi bagged 31,557 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP’s) Jameel Ahmed Soomro secured 26,021.

The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate enjoyed the support of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F).

GDA leader Nusrat Sehar Abbasi felicitated the party workers over an easy win against the PPP.

“People of Larkana have taken revenge from PPP for not providing them food, education and clean drinking water,” she remarked.

Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said that PPP had lost Larkana by-polls despite using state machinery.

PTI leader Ali Zaidi took to twitter saying, “Democracy is the best revenge, and today the people of Larkana have taken their revenge”.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had set up 138 polling stations in the constituency of 152,614 registered voters including 83,106 male and 69,598 female voters.

Out of 138 polling stations, 20 were declared highly sensitive and 50 sensitive.

The seat had fallen vacant after GDA’s MPA Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi was de-seated for failing to declare his assets following a petition filed moved by PPP’s Nida Khuhro.

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