Vendor’s daughter gives PPP surprise upset in Sindh LG polls

Nafisa Shah congratulates candidate, appreciates strength and determination

In an upset in the local bodies’ elections, a woman hailing from a poor family and a daughter of a vendor in Khairpur town won the election as an independent candidate for Khairpur municipality committee.

Parveen Sheikh, daughter of Ghulshah Sheikh, won the elections at Ward-1 of the Municipal Committee Khairpur against Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate Manthar Shaikh, who was jointly nominated by PPP leaders including  former chief minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and party MNA Dr. Nafisa Shah Jillani and others.

Parveen Sheikh polled 430 votes while her opponent Manthar could only secure 190 votes.

PPP MNA, Dr. Nafisa Shah, while talking to Minute Mirror on Tuesday, congratulated Parveen Shaikh, saying that she had won against their candidate by strength and strong determination.

“Being a woman and daughter of a labourer, it is a great honour for her and I am extremely happy over her victory,” said Dr. Shah.

Hanif Samoon is a senior journalist based at Thar/Badin and contributes reports from different districts of Sindh to Minute Mirror. He has won a number of awards, including the Agahi Award twice for his stories on health and child rights. He tweets @HanifSamoon1 and can be reached through email at hanifsamoon@gmail.com

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