Election for Karachi’s Deputy Mayor on April 18: ECP

KARACHI: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday introduced that the election of Deputy Mayor Karachi shall be held on April 18, ARY Information reported.

The ECP has introduced the schedule for the election of the workplace of deputy mayor, which was vacated as a result of disqualification of Arshad Vohra for switching events after being elected to his place.

The nomination papers of the candidates for the deputy mayor shall be obtained until March 29.

Over 302 members of Karachi’s Metropolis Council will use their proper to vote to elect the brand new deputy mayor of the town.

Vohra had change into the deputy mayor on the ticket of Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan. He had been elected chairman from the Union Council 49. Later, he joined Pak Sarzameen Celebration. His former social gathering MQM-P sought the election fee to de-seat Vohra for switching loyalty to the Mustafa Kamal-led social gathering.

Arshad Vohra was elected chairman of Union Council-49 of Karachi’s central district.

A five-member bench of the ECP headed by its chief Sardar Raza heard the petition.

The then MQM-P convener Farooq Sattar had gone to the electoral physique in search of disqualification of Vohra beneath the Native Authorities Act 2013.

He contended that Vohra elected as deputy mayor on MQM-P ticket and he didn’t relinquish his workplace after altering loyalty to PSP, which is sheer violation of the constitutional legal guidelines. Sattar demanded the ECP to difficulty a notification of Vohra’s disqualification instantly.

Final yr on Oct 29, Vohra had introduced to hitch the PSP. PSP chairman Mustafa Kamal mentioned the social gathering wouldn’t ask Vohra to stop his workplace in mild of the ECP’s judgment in Ayesha Gulalai case.

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