MQM-P pits nine candidates for CBC polls

MQM-P is contesting on 33 seats


Our Correspondent August 09, 2021

KARACHI:

Localities within the Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) are likely to see an exciting contest for the seats of public representatives with Muttahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQMP) competing on nine out of 10 wards.

MQM-P Convenor Khalid Maqboool Siddiqui on Sunday issued tickets to party candidates for the Karachi and Hyderabad cantonment boards. There are six cantonment boards having 42 wards and MQM-P is contesting on 33 seats.

Except Manora, it will be competing on all five boards. Besides the CBC, it is competing on six out of 10 seats in Malir Cantt, nine out of 10 seats of Faisal Cantt, four out of five seats of Korangi Creek Cantonment Board and five seats of Karachi Cantt. Moreover it has nominated 10 candidates for as many seats of the Hyderabad Cantonment Board.

PML-N workers ransack party office

Hundreds of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers attacked the party's office in the Karsaz area of Karachi on Sunday to protest against unjust distribution of party tickets for the upcoming elections of the public representatives on the cantonment boards.

Demanding fair and transparent distribution of party tickets, the incensed workers tore down the posters of the party's Sindh leadership and chanted slogans against PML-N Sindh President Shah Muhammad Shah and central leader Miftah Ismail and in favour of Shahbaz Sharif.

The protestors also broke into the party office, damaged furniture and fixtures. Meanwhile, the central leadership taking strong exception to the incident issued a show-cause notice to the PML-Karachi Division President Salman Khan. Salman told The Express Tribune that he had gone to the PML-N party office to pacify the enraged workers because no one was there to listen to their grievances.

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