PS-53 seat: PPP nominates Waheeda Shah’s relative

The new PPP nominee, Aijaz Shah Bukhari, is a first cousin of Mohsin Shah.

Our Correspondent April 05, 2012


The Election Commission in Sindh finalised and put out the list of candidates for by-election for PS-53 Tando Mohammad Khan seat on Thursday.

It was initially won by Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Waheeda Shah Bukhari but after she was disqualified for slapping a polling staff, the PPP nominated her relative Aijaz Shah Bukhari.

The Tando Mohammad Khan seat was originally declared vacant after its occupant, PPP MPA Mohsin Shah Bukhari died. PPP then nominated his widow Waheeda Shah. The Election Commission of Pakistan banned her from contesting public office for two years, however, and nullified the results of the by-poll after she was caught on video assaulting a polling staff.

The new PPP nominee, Aijaz Shah Bukhari, is a first cousin of Mohsin Shah. He served as the opposition leader in Tando Muhammd Khan’s district council when former president Pervez Musharraf was in power, and he currently works as the district vice-president of the party.

“Waheeda Shah has challenged her eligibility in court. But the party leadership has allotted the seat to me,” said Aijaz. A total of 20 candidates will contest the by-election, which will take place on April 26.

None of the mainstream political parties, except for PPP, have fielded their candidates for this election and a majority of the contesting candidates are running independently. According to sources, the main contenders for the PS-53 seat are Aijaz Shah and Shaukat Talpur, the brother of Mushtaque Talpur. Mustaque was defeated by Waheeda Shah.

Sindh Election Commissioner Sono Khan Baloch said that the election commission was considering setting up CCTV cameras at polling stations, because of the sensitivity of the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2012.


Ali | 10 years ago | Reply

PPP = Pakistan Feudal Party

Bilawal Bhutto can speak up for issues ranging from women's rights to civil rights for minorities but there is no way he'll utter a word against the feudals that are destroying this country and destroy many poor peoples lives. He too is amongst their ranks.

This time our PPP feudals just assault the innocent citizens, it will not be long before they start getting away with much more.

Adeel759 | 10 years ago | Reply CCTV cameras at polling, that's a good move. Very good.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Most Read