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Murtaza Wahab nominated as Mayor Karachi candidate by PPP

PPP has emerged as the single largest party in the 367-strong house of The City Council

Murtaza Wahab has been nominated as the candidate for Mayor Karachi by PPP!

The announcement was made by PPP leader Nisar Khuhro during a press conference in Karachi nominating Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab as its candidate for the city’s mayor slot and Salman Murad for the seat of deputy mayor.

Nisar Khuhro also announced the list of PPP nominees for local body seats in Sindh — elections for which are scheduled to take place on June 15.

The name of the PPP candidate is reported to have been announced after the approval of party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

The announcement by PPP comes a day after the completion of the electoral process for seats reserved for women, labourers, minorities, youth, persons with disabilities, and transgender persons in the City Council of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

PPP has emerged as the single largest party in the 367-strong house.


Mr. Bilawal also congratulated the nominees in a tweet. He said, “Congratulations to all PPP nominees for chairman, deputy chairman, mayor, deputy mayor, and towns. The people have expressed faith in the PPP. Now let’s go win the next round and get going with what we do best, serving the people.”

“A special thank you to Hyderabad and Karachi for trusting us for the first time. I have full faith that Mr [Kashif] Shoro and Mr. Wahab will be the first but not the last PPP mayors of our two great cities,” he said.


For those unserved, The City Council is comprised of a total of 367 members, including 246 directly elected chairmen of union committees and 121 reserved seats which were allocated to parties on the basis of the number of union councils (UC) they won in the Jan 15 local government elections.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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