PPP nominates Murtaza Wahab for Karachi mayor slot

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Monday nominated party’s spokesperson Murtaza Wahab for the Karachi mayor slot.

Taking to Twitter, he congratulated all the nominees for Sindh local government and expressed faith in the chosen candidates for “serving the people”.

Meanwhile, PPP Sindh president Nisar Khuhro announced names of slots of chairmen, deputy chairmen, mayors, and deputy mayors.

According to Sindh local government law, Mr Wahab will have to get elected as UC member to retain the slot. The election for mayor slot are scheduled to be held on June 15. So far, no political party has managed to secure majority as PPP gained 155 seats while the JI succeeded in winning 130 seats. PTI stands at the third spot with 63 seats.

A simple majority of 179 is required for a mayor to be elected. The PDM has 175 seats while the JI and the PTI have 193 seats combined, placing the alliance apparently in the strong position to have their mayor elected.