Karachi Election Results: NA-250 Karachi XII

The Result for NA-249 Karachi XI have been announced on Geo

Khush Bakth Shujaat (MQM) – 53295
Dr. Mirza Akhtiyar Baig (PPP) – 43067

Registered Voters – 205400
Turnout –

KMB Election Watch Review of this constituency here

41 Comments so far

  1. balma (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:30 am

    Great news. I was biased. Khushbakht Aaliya is much prettier than Mirza Ikhtiyar Baig. I don’t really know who this guy is, saw him on TV a while ago, sounds good – my only problem with him was his association with Benazir – a klank kaa Teekaa on his forehead, but now that Benazir has graced us with her death, I don’t object to PPP that much. IF PPP can disassociate itself from Bhuttos, it is not that bad. In fact, I will suppot Sherry Rehman over Khushbakht anytime, if Sherry baby stops her stupid rants in praise of Bhutto family.
    Here for Khushbakht: May this victory be a ‘firozaan’ for you (name of her first TV program).


  2. zee (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:55 am

    You are in love with KS ain’t you Balma?

    You actually made some sense my atheist friend. PPP should come out as people’s party not Bhutto’s peoples party. They should learn a thing or two from MQM :p

    Sherry’s ALWAYS busy getting her privates pressed, here is hoping we get to see more of that :P


  3. Reality_Check (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:28 am

    PPP has sadly become an asset, and if it wants to succeed in futrue it has to become a Public Limited Enterprise.

    Well Nawaz Sharif must be thanking his stars for not listening to Imran Khan, look what he would have lost by boycotting the elections. Good for him, hope he will manage to get out of mediocracy and be able to manage this success.

    Overall I’ll say a good day for the country. again people have done their job, now its upto the politicians to take the Nation forward. Next couple of weeks will be interesting.


  4. BoZz (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 9:18 am

    If the election is a sham and voting is rigged why such an interest and excitment in all this?

    Goes to show the state of minds in this nation of sub continental monkeys.


  5. ZAKHAM ZAKHAM PAKISTAN (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 9:48 am

    those people who think that the elections are rigged and the democratic process is not followed should simply go to courts , and stop shouting here , accept the fact that "ONCE AGAIN" MQM has won through a democratic process or either as i said go the courts


  6. alam (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    BALMA migth have seen KS in her younger days, but I always hated this un-sought-after-advice-giving biatch. I dont know what happend to altaf bhai for giving this slug this seat


  7. MB (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 11:50 am

    There is no doubt about the fact that MQM had to win but the important thing was the margin because MQM draws its strength from number-game.

    AAJ TV guy just said that while he roamed around city and there was a low turn out , the vote numbers in the end were so high, and no wonder he is amazed but we are not , lol

    Mujhey sumujh nai aati ki jab aik party ko waisey bhi jeetna hota hai toh wo dunda use kerke hee kion jeeti hai?

    Do they scare that if they win but the turn out is low, its a disapproval of their policies?


  8. verysmart (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 11:56 am

    Two of my staff boys have reported that they have casted 75 votes between them for MQM. Boy A has casted 60 votes and boy B has casted 15, they were handed over a list of NIC numbers and a guy helped them out to fill the paper and stamp them out.

    MQM Zindabad!

    Insider news is that MQM has conceded 3 seats from Karachi to PPPP, reportedly one from Landhi, one from Lyari and one from somewhere else. They won two from Hyderabad, so their final tally will remain 19. Lets see if this is gonna be confirmed from the results.


  9. Newb3e (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    JIYE MUTAHIDA

    JIYE MUSTAFA KAMAL………

    Fuck that zardari
    fuck ppp


  10. TA (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

    You idiots there was nothing good in this whole scenario, see who won? NO ONE.
    Again SHARFOO played well, no one can make govt.
    Helding Election is not enough, now another point is comming, giving powers.
    Remember Elections of 1970, comming days …..you will realize who WON.


  11. Ruhel (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    Well I’ll tell you the basic reason for losing seat from Liyari

    The 2 renowned gangsters named Arshad Papu & Rehman Dakeet was funded by PPP (as every buddy knows very well) so their is no chance for MQM to get the seats from Liyari

    COZ Remember!

    WE ARE NOT A GANSTER

    Always think about the PAKISTAN and its Interests


  12. TA (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    You idiots there was nothing good in this whole scenario, see who won? NO ONE.
    Again SHARFOO played well, no one can make govt.
    Helding Election is not enough, now another point is comming, giving powers.
    Remember Elections of 1970, comming days …..you will realize who WON.


  13. khi (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    YES U R NOT GANGSTERS,

    U R VAMPIRES, AND ALTAF IS DRACULA.


  14. IUnknown (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    mqm walon kay yeh dar hota hay kay ager riggin nahi ki, tu apnay area say bhe haar jaingay.. lol


  15. Nizro (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    To MB, we all know how MQM managed to get sooo many votes while the overall voter turnout was low !!!!

    To those who say that PPP is a Bhutto Asset then see in your party too, who is running yours ?? Altaf I guess. Atleast in PPP the Central Executive Committee gives their final approval before any decision is made but in MQM the decision is made in London.

    And yeah Benazir had the courage to come to Pakistan n face death, but why is Altaf sitting there in London in his Rat Hole ??? Is he scared of something here in their safehouse of karachi ??


  16. Kamran (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

    @ TA
    I know what you mean. I commented in another blod that Pakistan is sunk again with PPPP gaining majority of seats.


  17. Ali K (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    GUYS GUYS…relax and calm down.

    Whoever you wanted to win, elections are done now, and the results are out.

    Now lets all support our new goverment, and hope/pray their being positive changes.

    I honestly was supporting MQM, and to a very lesser extent PML-Q, only because I was afraid of Zardari/Nawaz and what they would do to the country. Honestly, without Zardari, I might have gone with PPP.

    But either way, looks like PPP and PML-N are going to be in power, so lets face the reality and work with it. No point screaming rigging.

    Also I liked how all those people, including MB were screaming the PML-Q was rigging so much and all that, and now look…after they lost horribly…where is MB now…or right, now he’s after MQM again.

    I like this system he has running, if his party wins, there is no rigging or high-handedness, but if any other party wins, there HAS to be rigging…

    Honestly, mqm actually had great support here in karachi, and that is why they did well. Accept that.

    And as MB himself stated earlier, rigging was done by all parties, so really, it balances itself out.

    LETS ALL JUST GET TOGETHER NOW FOR PAKISTAN, and screw the petty politics, the name calling, and the finger pointing.


  18. TA (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:13 pm

    I didnot said anything abt any party.
    I just said that musharraf won the game, no one is able to make govt. and sharfoo have 582b, wait and see he will definitly not going to give powers.
    I hope kayani will take powers frm mush and will kick out him.


  19. verysmart (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    239 out of 272 seats have been announced, the N-league, PPPP and ANP alliance has 155 seats thusfar, means they are 16 short of gaining a majority to appoint their prime minister. 33 more results to come. MQM has 19, so if N League, PPPP and ANP wins another 16 out of 33 remaining seats, they dont require MQM to get their PM. lets seee


  20. Ruhel (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    Rigging ki Zaroorat nahi hai MQM ko.

    Khaas tur pay apnay area main.

    Agar news dekhi ho subha tu Pata chal jana chaye k NA 245 say Farhat khan bhai nay 75000 vote liye hai or PPPP k candidates nay sirf 3000

    or rigging bhi ek limit main hoti hai chahaye wo koi bhi party kare, or agar ab bhi is ko tum rigging kahoo tu main is par sirf wohi misaal doonga k

    "Khisyani Billi Khamba Noochay"


  21. verysmart (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

    however if they still do include MQM in forming a alliance with them, even after having a 171 seat majority. I guess that will be a good gesture and the MQM supporters shall really be grateful to them.

    This will be a great great initiative in forming a decent and prosperous future for the country


  22. verysmart (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    Ok another insider news just in.

    The New govt Setup will be like this.

    Amin Fahim – PM
    Shahbaz Sahreef – CM Punjab (will run on a by election)
    Sardaar Asif – Foreign Minister
    Chaudhry Nisaar – Petroleum Minister
    Ahsan Iqbal – Minister of Information & Broadcasting

    Nawaaz and Zardari have decided to play the Sonia Gandhi role. This is unconfirmed insider information.

    Sources have also suggested that Zardari has inclined on keeping MQM out of any power sharing in the center.


  23. omar r. quraishi (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    verysmart — your nick should be ‘verydumb’

    info doesnt make sense at all — most of the key ministries are likely to be divided between ppp and pml-n — also more chances that sherry rehman is made information minister, given her previous journalistic background

    as for 16 needed out of 33 — you are forgetting the 60 reserved seats for women — it is likely that the PPP and PML-N on their own will have enough seats to form the next govt


  24. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    I voted for Khush Bakth Shujaat (MQM)along with if not all most of my family ( rest did not vote ). It was ‘pay-back’ , ‘thank you’ to MQM – for being there for each and one of us – protecting us from institutional bias, from quotas, giving our ethinicity a identity and above all for making Karachi & Urban Sind a much better place for the respected citizens.

    At a same time, I saw ‘Dr.Baig’ – a family friend making absurd allegations of rigging – which made no sense – Baig Sahab actually became emotional and said ‘kay MQM waloon nay mujh per doo rocket fire keyay – Sadar mein’ – to me it’s hilarious.

    MQM’s victory reminds me of 1988 elections, a white wash – Mash’Allah this time arround we did what was expected from you , i.e, we voted for our party, our nation – for our identity , our for honour and for ‘us’ ( migrants – urdu,gujrati speaking nation).


  25. verysmart (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    dear Omar Qureshi

    I am not SUGGESTING, i am reporting the news out of the meeting late last night between N League and PPPP.

    When will you kids grow up and become eligible for a discussion and start refraining from name calling??


  26. zee (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

    Keeping MQM out of power would be brute and not at all a wise decision. I have heard of news about City District Government system is to be disolved! :s


  27. Balma (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

    Sardar Asif as foreign minister?
    didn’t he call Paksitan a terrorist state a few years ago?


  28. Balma (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    Alam Ara,
    Ghussa thooko!
    No need to get too upset at Khushbakht Aliya. Look at her age….khuda jhoot nah boulvaae, she must be 55+.
    In Pakistan, she is considered old age. People in this group love to give free mashvaraas. So, lets all chill.
    I haven’t seen her in years, so don’t know how she looks. These days I am all for Sherry Rehman. Considering her age, she ain’t bad looking at all. She should be made Pakistan’s foreign minister, not ugly Sardar Asif.


  29. Syed Johny (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

    @ Zee
    offcourse ! Now that nawaz shareef has set his eyes on the PM seat ! he would do everything in his power to wind up the good things of the Musharraf Tenure ! and revive the bad things of his tenure !!!

    take my word for it!!


  30. Concerned (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 1:11 am

    I am willing to bet Nawaz and Zardari wont be able to co-exist, so no coalition between them.


  31. Balma (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    I think PML-N and PML-Q should do a muk-mukkaa, and every thing will be hunky-dory.


  32. MK (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 7:42 am

    MQM is a party of thugs that can not survive without rigging. Simple and plain fact.
    Khushbakht is another of their evils spread all over us. For all i care she can go to hell in Altaf’s company. Both of them can live there ever after.


  33. AMMAR (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

    No Moiz Khan people cannot be wrong for so long. MQM is representing them rightly and hence they are voting for MQM. Better you try to bring live in your dead insaf party and leave MQM and Karachi.


  34. fahmed (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

    MQM has won in karachi and the mandate of the people should be respected.

    iam sure there was some hanky pany done in NA-250 but lets forget it and move on.

    i think it would be wise of Zardari to take MQM on board otherwise they can go their voilent ways of the past.

    being in total power had a very positive and ssothing effect on MQM for the last 5 years.

    the only difference is thatif they are included in the govt. the won’t have the blackmailing power as before, when they used to blackmail PML-Q very often and in public.


  35. fahmed (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

    @ammar

    "No Moiz Khan people cannot be wrong for so long…"

    so that makes the waders and jagirdars who have been wiing elections , everytime they are held, as the true reps fo their people??

    do getting elected 5-6 times means the people of the area love you with their heart and soul.

    i guess then one of the most loved persons in pakistan would be arbab ghulam rahim and co who have never lost election from thar!


  36. Nizro (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

    Altaf always claims that his party represents the poor n middle class that make up 98% of the population of Pakistan, but why is it so that he has never managed to secure a place from Rural area, where almost 70% of people live. Mostly poor ??

    Why is it that his oarty is confined to Urban areas ?? In reality which class of people is he representing ??

    And those who claim that Nawaz Sharif or Zardari will become PM, should be clear that both of them have not run in the election and have no intention to do so.


  37. ajmal niaz (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 8:07 am

    who can ever expect mqm to be honest? people from karachi always knew what kind of party mqm was, we always knew that mqm only won by rigging. finally so many people are speaking out against it. type rigging in karachi on google and so many results will show up with mqm’s name. fianlly people are starting to speak up against them, there are several videos clearly showing rigging online, some of them are posted on youtube: http://youtube.com/results?uploaded=d&search_query=mqm+rigging

    the quality is not that great, but you can tell whats going on, there are several other videos over the internet along with people sharing their persona experiences on elections day in online blogs. on the 26th of feb, ppp is taking mqm to court to the sindh high court for rigging these elections. honestly, enough of living in fear from these thugs, they should go and let us karachi people live in peace.


  38. Irfan Shah (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    Listen guys,

    I have been reading the comments of the politically and intellectualy dead people of Karachi (the die-hard MQM supporters). You know what’s so funny about this whole issue of national identity of these people called "muhajirs" being propagated by the MQM. Even after 60 long years of living in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Sarhad, MQM still has the courage to call themselves "muhajirs" and using this emotional issue to gain votes, entice ethinic apartheid among the masses. It’s about time that they should grow up and mature and live up to the fact that there is no such nation as "muhajirs" in the world, let alone Pakistan and try and call themselves the residents of paksitan and its provinces not some place called UP, Gujrat or Dehli (these provinces are part of India now). If they are so proud of it then why the hell did they leave it in the first place and they can very well return to the homeland if they want to.

    MQM guys, this country gave you respect, jobs, sense of pride and above all home when you had nothing left with you, so please in the name of the God stop calling yourselves "muhajirs" and using it as a weapon to your filthy designs. Because nations are build on the basis of culture and traditions and it take them hundred of years to get it right, now some migration.

    To democracy and rule of law


  39. Irfan Shah (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

    Listen guys,

    I have been reading the comments of the politically and intellectualy dead people of Karachi (the die-hard MQM supporters). You know what’s so funny about this whole issue of national identity of these people called "muhajirs" being propagated by the MQM. Even after 60 long years of living in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Sarhad, MQM still has the courage to call themselves "muhajirs" and using this emotional issue to gain votes, entice ethinic apartheid among the masses. It’s about time that they should grow up and mature and live up to the fact that there is no such nation as "muhajirs" in the world, let alone Pakistan and try and call themselves the residents of paksitan and its provinces not some place called UP, Gujrat or Dehli (these provinces are part of India now). If they are so proud of it then why the hell did they leave it in the first place and they can very well return to the homeland if they want to.

    MQM guys, this country gave you respect, jobs, sense of pride and above all home when you had nothing left with you, so please in the name of the God stop calling yourselves "muhajirs" and using it as a weapon to your filthy designs. Because nations are build on the basis of culture and traditions and it take them hundred of years to get it right, now some migration.

    To democracy and rule of law


  40. MB (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 1:44 am
  41. Nedved (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 2:31 am

    Can’t agree more with u IRFAN

    I think MQM,s politics is based on only one thing, HATRED. Problems of common people in pakistan are the same…be it punjab, sind, karachi, balochistan, phuktuankwa or anywhere but MQM spreads hatred by blaming other communities. In reality all communities and all common people living in pakistan are faced with same problems.I hope people understand what i am saying.

    I myself belong to a urdu speaking community. We are the most educated people in pakistan n we should understand this.



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