Cantt polls: PML-N’s winning candidate opens fire on opposition candidate’s brother
KARACHI: After winning Cantonment Board election in Ward-2 of Karachi’s Korangi Creek area, Pakistan Muslim League-N winning candidate allegedly opened fire on opposition candidate’s brother in Bhittai Colony on Sunday night.
An FIR has been lodged against Shoukat Khan Sawati by Majid Naeem Khan brother of Noshad Khan Tanoli, Pakistan Peoples Party candidate from Ward-2.
The opposition candidate’s brother alleged that he was taking tea with his friend at a hotel in F sector, meanwhile Shoukat Sawati arrived along with his friends and they started abusing and making obscene gestures towards them.
“When we asked him to refrain from doing so, they started thrashing us and Shaukat drew his pistol and opened fire with the intention of killing. We saved ourselves by hiding, while they ran away after crowd gathered,” said Majid Khan.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in Cantonment Boards elections across the country with 58 seats.
According to the unofficial preliminary results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has got 51 seats followed by 49 independent candidates.
Pakistan Peoples Party has managed to win 14 seats and Muttahida Qaumi Movement got 10 seats. Jamat-i-Islami has won five seats, while Balochistan Awami Party got two seats. PTI secured most of the seats in KP, while PML-N topped in Punjab.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a tweet said the cantonment boards election results showed that the opposition was left with no standing following the crushing defeat.
He said the contest in the elections was between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ticket holders and the workers, who could not get party tickets and they vied in the polls as independents.
Fawad Chaudhry said results of Cantonment Boards elections have again proved that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf is only party of federation which enjoys vote in every nook and corner of the country.