QUETTA–The final phase of local bodies elections in Balochistan concluded with the ruling coalition partners winning a majority of seats in Quetta and other parts of the province on Wednesday.
Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti told media that the councilors’ turnout was high in the final phase and the government succeeded in maintaining peace.
“These elections will help in improving the law and order situation,” Bugti said.
Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), a coalition partner in Balochistan government, won the seat of Quetta city mayor.
Dr Kaleemullah Khan of PkMAP has been elected as the city mayor and Mohammad Younas Baloch as the deputy mayor.
Dr Kaleem secured 54 votes and his opponent Mohammad Qasim Achakzai of All Parties Democratic Alliance (APDA) got 14 votes.
For deputy mayor’s office, Younas Baloch got 56 votes and his opponent from APDA, Raza Wakeel, secured 56 votes.
Dr Kaleemullah and Younas Baloch were jointly supported by PkMAP, National Party, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, Pakistan Peoples Party and Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen.
Qasim Achakai and Raza Wakeel were supported by APDA — an alliance of seven political and religious parties.
Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Malik Naeem Bazai was elected as the district chairman of Quetta and Asmatullah of PkMAP as deputy district chairman.
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