PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi contesting against Nawab Yousuf Talpur of PPP in Umerkot districtMay 8, 2013
Kunri, Sindh: The election campaign by the candidates of various political parties as well as independents is getting momentum in Umerkot district consisting of one national (NA-228) and three provincial assembly constituencies (PS-68, 69 and 70) having 33 highly sensitive and 58 sensitive out of total 286 polling stations.
There are 14 contestants for NA-228 seat however the main contenders are Nawab Yousuf Talpur of PPP and Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PTI leader and chief of Ghausia Jamaat.
For provincial assembly seats, there are 19 contenders in PS-68 including Taimoor Talpur of PPP Dost Muhammad Memon, an independent candidate having support of Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Jadam Mangrio of PML-F, Syed Murad Ali Shah of PPP and Pir Taj Hussain Jilani of Peoples’ Musli8m League are among 22 contenders of PS-69 while former provincial minister Ali Mardan Shah of PPP and Qasim Siraj Soomro of PML-F and 18 other candidates are fighting for PS-70.
Makhdoom Amin Fahim of PPP, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of PTI and Arbab Ghulam Rahim of Peoples Muslim League have addressed public meetings and corner meetings held in support of their candidates.