In an upset in the local bodiesâ 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 Peopleâs Partyâs candidate Manthar Shaikh, who was jointly nominated by PPP leaders includingÂ 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.