Final results: PPP, JI win equal UC seats in Karachi LG polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Sunday officially released the results of the Karachi local government elections, according to which both the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) won equal number of union council (UC) seats.

The ECP had withheld the results of 20 UCs due to complaints and recounting requests. The local body elections in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions were held on January 15.

According to the final results, both Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have got an equal number of seats in the local bodies’ elections from Karachi. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) bagged 40 UCs while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won five seats and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) secured one seat.

There are 246 UCs in Karachi, however, the election was held in 235 UCs due to the death of 11 candidates. The ECP is yet to hold polling on the remaining 11 union councils in the provincial metropolis to complete the electoral process.

It is to be noted that the election of mayor requires 124 votes.



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