As the clock hit five o’clock, the second round of local government voting concluded in several Sindh districts, including Karachi and Hyderabad.
Unofficial results have started to stream in as voting has commenced at all polling places.
The voting procedure earlier today started at 8 am across the two divisions and ended when it was supposed to, except in a few polling places where it started late.
Many political parties complained and urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to extend the voting time as the process started late at some of the stations while tens of thousands of people—including women, youth, and older adults voted to pick their local candidates.
Except for a few minor skirmishes recorded in various places, the second round of the Sindh local government (LG) elections in 16 districts was mainly peaceful.
The results of the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions will be closely watched as voting in the second stage of local government elections concluded in 16 districts.
The voting took place uninterruptedly from 8 am to 5 pm, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Voters who were present inside polling places were permitted to cast their votes after the 5 o’clock cutoff time because the voting process continued to be delayed.
Unofficial result in Karachi
Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman, a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidate, received 219 votes in District Central UC 8, followed by Abu Bakar, a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate, who received 53 votes.
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, JI candidate Muhammad Mudassir Hussain Ansari received 74 votes in District West, while PTI candidate Farrukh Hussain received 20 votes in Orangi Town – UC 7.
Saadullah of the PTI received 58 votes in Model Town-UC 6 and Abdul Haseeb of the JI received 100 votes in District Korangi, respectively.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, the JI’s candidate for chairman, received 309 votes in Korangi District-UC 6 Model Colony, followed by Noman Adil, the PTI candidate, who received 202 votes.