Electioneering starts in Shikarpur as all candidates files nomination forms

SHIKARPUR: The first phase of the election process of issuing nomination forms by Returning Officers and submitting the same by candidates from March 24 to 31, 2013 was completed in District Shikarpur on Sunday.

The candidates belonging to various political parties and independent groups, after filing nomination papers, have engaged in their efforts to utilize their sources for launching the election campaign program in their constituencies.

According to details, 184 nomination forms were issued to the candidates by Returning Officers concerned for the seat of National and Provincial Assemblies during last eight days, while 184 nomination papers were filed by the candidates to contest coming general elections on National Assembly seats NA202 Shikarpur I, NA203 Shikarpur II and four Provincial Assembly seats PS09 Garhiyasin, PS10 Lakhi, PS11 Shikarpur and PS12 Khanpur.

For NA202 Shikarpur I, 30 candidates filed nomination papers. They include Maulana Abdullah Pahore JUI, Maulana Abdul Bari JUIF, Amanullah Pahore MQM, Dr Younis Hyder Soomro Independent, Aftab Shaban Mirani PPPP, Iftikhar Ahmed Soomro PTI, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi NPP, Agha Arsalan Khan PPP and Rasool Bux Shah MWM.

For NA203 Shikarpur II, 14 candidates filed nomination forms which include Ghous Bux Khan Mahar PMLF, Muhammad Arif Mahar PMLF, Muhammad Yaqoob Mahar JUIF, Sardar Wahid Bux Khan Bhayo PPP, Agha Rafiuddin Independent, Shaharyar Khan Mahar PMLF, Imtiaz Ali Khan Babar PMLN, Abdullah Sattar Jatoi MQM.

Similarly, for Provincial Assembly seats PS09 Garhiyasin, 21 candidates filed nomination forms and among them were Muhammad Rahim MQM, Zulfiqar Ali Kamariyo PMLF, Lutufullah Dal Independent, Imtiaz Khan Pathan PMLN, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar PMLF, Agha Siraj Durrani PPP, Agha Rafiuddin Independent, Muhammad Azam Brohi PTI, Ghulam Sarwar MQM and Muhammad Aleem Buriro ANP.

For PS10 Lakhi, the nomination forms were filed by 12 candidates including Muhammad Shaharyar Mahar PMLF, Ghulam Mustafa Khoso MQM, Abdullah Mahar JUIF, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar PMLF, Abid Hussain Bhayo Independent, Kamran Khan Mahar PPP and Devanand MQM.

For PS11 Shikarpur city, nomination forms were filed by 33 candidates including Agha Sanaullah Durrani Independent, Dr Agha Musba Hussain MQM, Imtiaz Ali Shaikh PMLF, Agha Taimoor Khan PPPP, Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro JUIF, Iftikhar Ahmed Soomro PTI, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi NPP, Dr Bashir Ahmed Brohi PMLN, Hadi Bux Malik PMLN, Dr Younis Hyder Soomro Independent, Agha Salahuddin PPP, Advocate Abdul Qader Abro JI, Jawed Ahmed Mithani Independent and Ms Sakeena Balouch PTI.

For PS12 Lakhi, 26 candidates filed nomination forms and among them were Abdullah Pahore JUIF, Iftikhar Ahmed Soomro PTI, Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi Independent, Abid Hussain Jatoi NPP, Allah Dino Bhayo alias Mir Babal Khan Bhayo PPP, Agha Arsalan PPP, Abid Hussain Bhayo Independent, Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh PMLF, Ghulam Sarwar Arain MQM, Muhammad Faisal MQM.

Besides, for NA203 Shikarpur II nomination forms were filed by Ghous Bux Mahar PMLF, Sardar Wahid Bux Bhayo PPP and Muhammad Arif Mahar PMLF, which were accepted. While the nomination papers for PS09 filed by four candidates, Illahi Bux Brohi, Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Aziz Ahmed Panhwar and Zulfiqar Ali Kamaryo, were accepted. For PS10, the nomination papers of Muhammad Shaharyar Mahar and Ghous Bux Mahar were accepted by the Returning Officer concerned.