District Council Elections in Punjab Province – Latest Reports
Lahore/Multan/Faisalabad/Jhang (Wednesday, December 21, 2016) – All arrangements are final for elections of chairmen and mayors in Punjab. There are 36 districts but elections will be held in 35 districts. Lahore district has only metropolitan corporation. it has not any district council. Current situation in various district council elections are as follows:-
Jhang District Council
In zila council Jhang contest is between two groups of PMLN. One is backed by Shaikh Waqas Akram and MNA Najaf Abbas Sial. Other group is backed by MNA Sahibzada Nazir Sultan. The candidate of chairman of Sh. Waqas group is Babar Ali Khan Sial. While candidate of chairman from Sahibzada group is Habib Sultan. Yesterday UC chairmen of Union Council Haveli Jaiwain and Gadara announced their support for Sahibzada group. UC chairmen Raza Alai Sianl and Intokhab Haider Sial are close relatives of Najaf Abbas Sial.
Toba Tek Singh District Council Election
Latest political development has been witnessed in zila council T.T. Singh. All major members of National Assembly and Punjab assembly has announced support for Mrs. Fauzia Khalid Javaid Waraich. She is wife of MNA Mr. Khalid Javed Warraich. Mr. Sardar Masood Khan Gadhi has withdraw his name for candidate district council. PTI Ch. Muhammad Ashfaq has already supported Mrs. Faozia Warraich.
Faisalabad District Council Elections
There are three panel in zila council Faisalabad. This largest district council in terms of number of members. There are 186 UC members. 25 are elected on reserved seats. Thus total vots are 214. Contesting panels are :-
- Ch. Zahid Nazir Group (PMLN’s electtion symbol Tiger)
- Mian Qasim Farooq group (Independent’s election symbol refregrtor)
- Sardar Khan Bahadar Dogar (PTI’s election symbol Bat)
District Council and Municipal Corporation Elections in Gujranwala Division
There are 6 zila councils and 3 municipal corporations and 26 municipal committees in Gujranwala division. District Councils are:-
- Gujranwala District Council
- Gujrat District Council
- Sialkot District Council
- Narowal District Council
- Hafizabad District Council
- Mandi Bahaudin District Council
- Gujranwala Municipal Corporation
- Gujrat Municipal Corporation
- Sialkot Municipal Corporation
Election of Chairman in Zila Council Gujrat – A big Contest
In district council Gujrat big contest is going on. There is one to one contest between PMLN and alliance of PML-Q and PTI. The candidate of chairman from PMLQ and PTI is sister of Ch. Shujat Hussain. She is Mrs. Sumaira Elahi. While from PMLN Mr. Chaudhry Muhammad Tanveer Kotla. Strong contest is being witnessed here. No anticipation is expected for any candidate.
Analysis of Gujrat district local body election Politics (In Urdu)
Rawalpindi City Mayor Elected Unopposed
In Municipal corporation Rawalpindi mayor has been elected unopposed. He is PMLN’s Sardar Naseem Khan. While District Council Rawalpindi election for Chairman and Vice Chairman has been postponed.
D.G Khan City Mayor Election
In Dera Ghazi Khan city mayor election is also being held on Dec 22, 2016. Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Khosa group has announced support for PMLN’ mayor Candidate. Khosa group has four UC chairmen in DGK Municipal Corporation. Shahid Hameed Chandia is candidate of mayor DG Khan. Sheikh Israr Ahmad is candidate of deputy mayor-ship.
Zila Council Rahim Yar Khan Election
There is strong contest in district council R.Y. Khan. PMLN and PPP is struggling for success. Chairman candidate from PMLN is Azhar Khan Leghari. While PPP has fielded son of Makhdum Ahmad Mehmood. last day PMLN showed the strength of 84 UC chairman in a meeting. PTI has two votes.
Multan Zila Council Election – PMLN back in the contest
yesterday Lahore High Court Multan bench has allowed Dewan Muhammad Abbas Bukhari to contest chairman election. Now all panel of PMLN will contest on tiger election symbol. PTI and PPP has also fielded their candidates for Chairman and vice chairmen slots.