For the first time in Pakistan’s history, three minority candidates were elected on general seats in the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly, a local media outlet reported on Saturday.
People voting in favour of these candidates shows that the people of Sindh have rejected the politics of hate, and elected people regardless of their religion.
Interestingly, all three candidates were contesting on the ticket of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).
It is pertinent to note that majority of the Hindu voters reside in Sindh, of which 40% live in two districts; Umerkot and Tharparkar.
PPP leader Mahesh Kumar Malani clinched victory in the NA-222 constituency of Tharparkar after securing 106,630 votes.
On the other hand, his main competitor Arbab Zakaullah managed to secure only 87,261 votes.
Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian’s (PPPP) Hari Ram was proven to be victorious in PS-147 Mirpurkhas 1 constituency after securing 33,201 votes.
His competitor from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Mujeeb Ul Haque, secured 23,506 votes.
PPPP’s Giyanoo Mal secured victory in PS-81 constituency of Jamshoro after getting a total of 34,927. Independent candidate Malik Changez Khan was the runner-up after securing 26,975 in the said constituency.