KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has taken the lead in the first phase of the Sindh local government elections. According to unofficial results, the ruling party in the province won in 14 districts.
As is so often the case, a lack of security and mismanagement resulted in collisions between different party workers. Several people got severely injured, while two died during the commotions.
Despite a powerful show by PPP, the party lost in its native area of Kot Diji. The vicinity was said to be the strong fort of Manzoor Wassan. He predicted that the PPP would win at least seven seats. However, the results were completely opposite, as GDA took the major lead and succeeded on five seats.
On the chairman seats in the Union Council 120, PPP won 120 seats, followed by Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) with 26 seats. Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf emerged victorious on eight seats. On general member seats, PPP bagged 120 positions while the independent candidates won nine seats. PTI led on five positions, followed by GDA with three and JUI-F with one.