Election Watch : NA-240 / Karachi – II

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-240-thumb.jpgContinuing the Election Watch series which started off with NA-239, we now have a look at NA-240 Karachi-II. Just a brief introduction, election watch on KMB is a short series of posts where look at various National Assembly seats in Karachi starting off with the NA-239 going down the list to the 20th seat NA-258. In this series we will simply short list the prominent candidates contesting for elections while also take a quick glance at what transpired from the the 2002 elections. We would also like to see the metroblog reader to cast your own vote, if you were going out to vote for one of these candidates who would you vote for.

Take the poll

Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 312,401 (197,764 Male & 114,637 Female). A list of candidates for this seat are very limited.

  1. Khawja sohail mansoor (MQM)
  2. Abdullah Baloch (PPP)
  3. Qari Muhammad Usman (MMA)
  4. Malik Matloob Ali Awan (Sunni Tehrik)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 222,359 Registered Voters in NA-240 of which 39.3% polled that day (86,444). The candidates were

  1. Sarkaruddin Advocate (MQM) – 30408
  2. Moulana Shireen Muhammad (MMA) – 22764
  3. Muhammad Buksh Lashari (PPPP) 15374
  4. Mujahid Khan Baloch (PML-Q) – 6090
  5. Mian Ejaz Shafi (PML-N) – 2124

15 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    Khawja mansoor hmm this guy is partner of Babur Ghauri and Ishrat ibad in many ventures..

  2. fus (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

    ventures??? Such as….

  3. Razi (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

    It would be great of you could also include what areas are included in each constituency. Those of us who are not residing in Karachi anymore, would be able to better relate to the constituency being detailed. I for one was born and raised in PECHS before moving abroad and hence am keen to follow the electioneering in that area.

    Thank you.

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

    @fus property/realestate … owns meerut kebab house in north nazimabad block A and is partner with Ghauri in some properties in block D(Ghauri and Ishrat being Altaf bai’s front man manage financial interest of bai here in karachi) plus this guy is quite popular for his sale tax refund scandal while importing huge quantities of Plastic raisin , all major commercial importers from plastic market and jodia bazar are very well aware of his shady character

  5. Kabir Das (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 12:33 am

    Seems to be a smart guy. We need smart guys in politics. I will vote for him.

  6. AMMAR (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 1:48 am

    Doctor, whom you will vote.

  7. AMMAR (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    Hats off to you Teeth Maestro for starting this very relevant post. This is very good and every one will take a lot of interest in this.

  8. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 2:38 am

    AMMAR don’t worry, i’ll vote for Altaf Bai, Pir of London Town (as Mr Ardeshir Cowasjee love calling him)

  9. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 4:20 am

    WOW! Merut Kabab House, I thought you were referring to a Mega Construction Company, Textile Group or a Public Contracting firm.

  10. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 5:38 am

    @ Ammar – LOL I wonder why ;)

  11. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 10:11 am


    This covers; Keamari to Hawkesbay and some parts of Baldia Town.

  12. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 10:14 am

    Sorry: the above posted by mistake.

    NA-240=Baldia, Shershah, Pak Colony, Rexer and Mianwali Colony.

  13. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

    Reality_Check MQM’s stakes in "Karachi construction CO",Al Mehran Builder n Construction Co… are not a hidden secret,95% of all city govt’s contracts are bagged by these firms..as for that kebab house,it must be worth Rs150~200 million & the booty he made by importing n fraudulently claiming salestax refund on plastic raisin would make even the Construction tycoons drool , maybe Altaf bai got impressed with his ingenuity and promoted him,so that he could give a helping hand to mega plunderer ghauri…

  14. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 8:47 pm


    Purana Golimaar (old hit me with a bullet) also falls under this seat’s constituency

  15. ALi (unregistered) on February 11th, 2008 @ 2:38 am

    After 18 Feb Doctor you will cry as what you are writing will go in vein as no body is listening to you nor giving attention on anything you are writing here and the biggest proof of that is Polls on this site.
    Doctor me and all others are really feel pitty for you as we don’t have any medicine for your disease that is MQM Phobia.
    SO long Doctor MQM will win again and this time target is CM Ship of this province.
    Soo dogtor keep barking as nobody is listening to you.

    GA GA ALtaf Hussain GA GA

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