Unofficial results: Shah Mahmood Qureshi beaten in NA-230 as PPP sweep re-polling

Published: June 1, 2013
As many as 42,156 voters were registered to vote.  PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/FILE

As many as 42,156 voters were registered to vote. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/FILE

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidates have won all the four constituencies in Tharparkar, according to unofficial results of re-polling, overturning some heavy weights.

Among those who lost the race were Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s vice president Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi. He was edged out in NA 230 by PPP’s Noor Muhammad Shah Jeelani by a narrow 1232 votes. Shah bagged 59528 votes to Qureshi’s 58296 votes.

PPP’s candidate for NA-229 Tharparkar, Faqir Sher Muhammad Bilalani won the elections from the constituency.

Bilalani secured 1,774 votes in the repolling at 4 polling stations while his contender, Arbab Toghachi, got only 229 votes.

The total votes obtained by Bilalani from 279 pollings are 86592. Toghachi finished a close second with 84922 votes, according to unofficial results.

In PS 62, Makhdoom Inayatullah, the son of PPP Parliamentarian chairman Makhdoom Ameen Fahim, won against Arbab Anwar Jabbar. Makhdoom polled 36448 votes and Jabbar 28416 votes.

Dr Hyder Bux Samejo, who was twice elected as MNA from NA 230 in 2002 and 2008 elections, suffered for the provincial assembly seat PS 63 by PPP’s Dost Ali Rahimon. The former secured 27675 votes and the latter 28635 votes. Samejo had given up his candidature for NA 230 to accommodate Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Re-polling goes off without a hitch

The desert district of Tharparkar witnessed an election free of rigging and violence on Saturday as the re-polling in 47 polling stations in NA-229, NA-230, PS-62 and PS-63 constituencies ended peacefully. As many as 42,156 voters were registered to vote.

The only untoward incident happened when the supporters of a political party unsuccessfully tried to disrupt the polling at a station in Chachro town. The army responded in time and arrested a suspect for impeding the voting process.

Allegations of massive rigging, burning and stealing of ballot papers and violence disrupted the election process at these polling stations on May 11. This time around, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) deployed army and Rangers personnel at all the stations to prevent violence and rigging in the fresh polls.

Three seats in the constituencies were being contested by candidates of PPP and the influential Arbab family. Arbabs were supporting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the fourth seat, NA-230.

Qureshi urged the ECP to take notice of the appointment of PPP supportive police officers and presiding staff in Chachro and Nangarparker tehsils prior to the re-polling.

“It’s so unfortunate that the PPP of Shaheed Zulfiqar Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto has been brought to the brink by Zardari’s cabal that it has no confidence of wining without rigging even from Sindh,” he said while talking to reporters in Thar on Saturday.

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Reader Comments (30)

  • Jibran
    Jun 1, 2013 - 8:41PM

    That’s strange situation. Shah Mahmood Qureshi is PTI member but running as independent. Arbab ghulam rahim is in PML N but is supporting his. Muk muka? Politics is a dirty business.


  • Ali Hasan
    Jun 1, 2013 - 9:08PM

    Wish and hope PPP wins all 4 seats.
    Jiye Bhutto


  • khalid ahmad solangi
    Jun 1, 2013 - 10:14PM

    What a strange thing that Sindh is under attack from aliens from other areas.Can a Sindhi context elections from Punjab?He will be rejected.Salute to people who voted for PPP.I am sure PPP will win all 4 seats.


  • A2Z
    Jun 1, 2013 - 10:28PM

    @Jibran; where it says that SMQ is contesting as an Independent candidate? It is better to avoid from posting such misleading comments.
    Here is the link of ECP, SMQ is contesting on PTI ticket


  • Hmmm
    Jun 1, 2013 - 10:41PM

    So sorry for your loss Mr. SMQ a.k.a turncoat Qureshi, what will your excuse be now ? PPP won the election through literal mind control of the masses ? People of Sindh will never accept your kind of disloyal persons, please keep your mouth closed and stay away from our lands and people, thank you


  • RB Mian
    Jun 1, 2013 - 10:50PM

    First of all Mr Shah is contesting on the ticket of PTI, Arbab Ghulam Rahim has joined PML(N) after 11th may he withdrew his candidate before 11th may polling.
    @Ali Hassan
    Can you please give even a single sensible reason for being a well wisher of PPP. Aint you still done with Corruption, destruction of economy, poor law and order situation, Energy crises and insult of SC?
    @Khalid Ahmad Solangi
    Nobody is Alien, every citizen of Pakistan can contest elections in NA from anywhere. Benazir Bhutto contested from Punjab and received well by the public. Choose some sensible and competent candidate of national statute from Sindh the door and hearts of Punjabi are open.


  • Pappu
    Jun 1, 2013 - 11:05PM

    Finally PPP workers will find something to cheer about other than Parties thrown by Zardari


  • Ahmed
    Jun 2, 2013 - 12:26AM

    Re. Pappu’s comment. ET, seriously? Is this your moderation process? Would you publish such a comment if it were about NS or IK? ET is extremely biased against PPP, just like all other media houses.


  • Effendi
    Jun 2, 2013 - 12:30AM

    What a tsunami flush again! number 2 of PTI lost!


  • Effendi
    Jun 2, 2013 - 12:31AM

    And Funny thing this is he lost without DHANDLI this time! Hopefully sore losers will take this maturely.


  • B
    Jun 2, 2013 - 12:34AM

    If ECP can re-poll in Sindh then why not Punjab where there is also clear evidence of rigging?


  • Hamza
    Jun 2, 2013 - 12:56AM

    tribune you got wrong again as always

    qureshi won by 1500 votes
    tomorrow morning


  • Farian
    Jun 2, 2013 - 1:04AM

    PTI lost in repolling!!…does it mean that PTI won through rigging on 11May election day???


  • Babablacksheep
    Jun 2, 2013 - 2:10AM

    ECP should keep re-polls election through out pakistan unless until we win the election


  • Mirza
    Jun 2, 2013 - 2:23AM

    Kudos to the winning candidates and the voters who rejected the rigging by the turncoats and lotas. The Pir and feudal of Punjab is free to contest elections from Sindh but he cannot win. If these re-polls were not under the army and rangers Arbab group and the lotas would have played their game and gotten away. Thanks the EC for holding under strict control.
    There is no need to gloat on the victor. These elected members must start working for the people to provide them clean water, and other basic necessities. Starting new schools and deep wells does not cost a fortune but would mean a lot for the poorest of the poor.


  • Naim
    Jun 2, 2013 - 2:33AM

    Jiye Bhutto


  • Xnain
    Jun 2, 2013 - 2:45AM

    Dhandli, Dhandli Dhandli!!!!!!!!!!!!…..Sarcasm :P


  • tarek
    Jun 2, 2013 - 3:01AM

    The loss to PPP at national level was the outcome of putting incapable people as PM/FEDERAL MINISTERS who miserably failed to deliver rather attracted the charges of corruption.Hopefully the genuine and service oriented people can still turnaround the situation to bring the masses back to its side.The lip service can not change anything but the real welfare to the common citizen.Needless to quote awareness is increasing towards persuit of happy life at least better than what is being lived.


  • A. Khan
    Jun 2, 2013 - 3:56AM

    @Effendi: Good luck to the Sindhis.

    Einstein said that its a sign of madness to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results each time. I certainly hope the PPP will improve the Sindhis (remind me how many times they have formed provincial government in Sindh ?) lot but I am not holding my breath.


  • Ahmad
    Jun 2, 2013 - 7:19AM

    Qureshi should be fielded from NA1 to replace imran. In the name of change (better or worst, that has to be contemplated upon later!!!!), Pukhtuns r ready vote anyone, even a statue if allowed by EC.


  • Mirza
    Jun 2, 2013 - 8:10AM

    Just like nationalist Bloch leader Mengal’s victory was not announced till a day after elections for women and minority seats. As Mr. Mengal of BNP-M said it was to deprive his party of additional seat. With these elections results being delayed and women’s seats already distributed it is a big loss for PPP in both NA and provincial assembly.


  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Jun 2, 2013 - 8:30AM

    ”Ab aayega maza” The political scinario of Pakistan is as frgmented as the people themselves . Now liverals with out side moral support can dominate over the fundamentalists and can actively shape the destiny of the nation . Drones will be there up in the sky to moniter the movements of terrorists and their supporters . They have to be cool down orherwise will be get evaporated . Nawaz govt. will get eniugh finacial support to lounch social welfare schemes and projects if they sincerely want to do that . Pakistan now can not afford duelity in all sphere of life .


  • Ali Hasan
    Jun 2, 2013 - 10:32AM

    @RB Mian: Dear, the thought like yours has taken this country to this situation. I have thousands of reasons to support PPP, the major being they are the only genuine leadership of this country. For corruption charges, every single case is being heard on regular basis in different courts, need to wait and watch if anything comes out of them. The economic condition was also kept on best effort basis – the previous government always took steps to reduce challenges for next government. Law and order is relatively much better – you are soon going to remember time of RM. You must also know by now, exactly who is responsible for the energy crises, while for SC, every single verdict was accepted and implemented.

    Jiye Bhutto, sada jiye


  • umair
    Jun 2, 2013 - 1:27PM

    ET ET ET shame on you upon corrupt reporting…


  • junaid israr
    Jun 2, 2013 - 1:39PM

    All u PPP jiyalas its time to wake up and come back to reality…..u have been limited to a regional party from a national force and its not cuz of the establishment….its cuz of ur incompetent politicians and the great zardari……… u brought corruption, Loadshedding, Terrorism, A failed economy and this has ultimately led to ur demise from a powerful party to a liability in national politics…….. u have brought it upon urself……. u r reeping the fruit of ur actions……. And im glad u have been eradicated from punjab, KPK and balouchistan…… everybody hates u….the common man despises u……. the law and order situation has never been worse than the situation during PPPs tenure…..grow up and face reality plzz


  • Raja Asad Abbas
    Jun 2, 2013 - 2:31PM


    The marvelous project of Zulfiqarabad Will reach it’s destiny 10,000 Industrial Units 4 Deep sea Ports Number of Oil Terminals and Hundreds of Thousands of Employment Opportunities with the Thar coal project in it’s full swing,
    By the way Sindh Government Employed Around 1,70,000 People in government services where as skilled training was also giving to Around 2,00,000 Personals.Whereas Around 5000 kms of Roads were Constructed and 7,000 free home were given to the People of Sindh and About 2.5 Million got benefit from BISP and BWSP by the federal and Sindh governments Around 1,000 RO Plants were Installed Under Waseela-e-Haq (Sindh) 30/Personals in every UC were giiven soft loans of Rs 3,00,000 which makes it about 35,000 People.The Benazir Model Villages after Flood. And Flood Effected were served for Years a sum of Rs 2,00,000 Given to About a Million Families
    I Remember Shah Shaib used to rise up early in the morning and after keeping a fast he used to visit different areas of Sindh for the whole day and had his Aftar there and returned late night to the circuit house
    About 56,000 Acres of Land was distributed in the Peasants Sacked Employees were reinstated (60,000) 50,000 Plots are ready to be distributed whereas about 2,000 Goth were lease only in Karachi.


  • Sadist
    Jun 2, 2013 - 8:40PM

    @Raja Asad Abbas:
    Are you serious?


  • Raja Asad Abbas
    Jun 2, 2013 - 10:13PM

    I am dam serious ………


  • MAD
    Jun 3, 2013 - 11:03AM

    @Jibran: He contested on PTI’s ticklet. the same can be verified from ECP website.


  • Abdullah Khattak
    Jun 3, 2013 - 12:39PM

    once again wrong news from ET. what a pitty, check ecp webiste SMQ won NA-230.


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