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Election Watch : NA-248 / Karachi – X

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-248-thumb.jpgElection Watch Series leads up to our tenth seat in Karachi NA-248 Karachi X. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241, NA-242, NA-243, NA-244, NA-245, NA-246 & NA-247, only ten more to go, will seem like an eternity to complete the entire series but I think it relevant for Karachi and if someone is planning to vote it may be fully relevant for the specific voter

The NA-248 comprises in full the Lyari area such as Agra Taj Colony, Katchi Colony, Juma Baloch Road, Naval Colony, New Kalri, Hingorabad Darayabad, Baloch Para, Liaquat Colony, Nawabad, Khadda, Memon Society, People’s Playground, Baghdadi, Shah Beg Lane, Basra Colony, Moosa Lane, Kakri Ground, Miran Naka, Mandra Mohalla, Gulistan Colony, Rangiwara, Moinabad, Hazara Colony, Punjabi Mohalla, Photo Lane, Karo Lane, Kalakot, Nabi Dad Lane, Juman Shah Plot, Sheedi Village Road, Noor Elahi Road and Gul Mohammad Lane, Chawkiwara.

The NA-248 is only the traditional seat in the city where the PPP has always defeated its rival parties. However, the results of the previous elections show that the dents appeared in the PPP vote-bank as in the 1997 election, its candidates won the seat with a margin of 300 votes against a PML-N candidate.

The Muttahida also has solid vote-bank in the Urdu-speaking areas of Lyari. but not enough to cause any form of discomfort for Nabil Gabol, with assassination of Benazir Bhutto this People’s party hub will come out in full force to support the PPP candidate of this constituency
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Election Watch : NA-247 / Karachi – IX

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-247-thumb.jpgElection Watch Series next up is NA-247 Karachi IX. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241, NA-242, NA-243, NA-244, NA-245 & NA-246

The constituency NA-247 consists of Mujahid Colony, Golimar, Nazimabad, Jamhooria Colony, Nusrat Colony, Liaquatabad, Qasimabad, Khalidabad, Akramabad, Azam Nagar, Rafiqabad, Nishtar Nagar, Batwa House Firdous Colony, Khalidabad, Firdous Colony. Rizvia Colony, Usmania Colony, Waheedabad, 400 Quarter. Siddiqabad, Sarhad Ittehad Colony, 100 Quarters, Nishtar Colony, Farooqabad Ali, Shahjehanabad.

Since the new boundaries of this constituency were formed in 2002, it does overlap significantly with the results on NA-187 of yesteryear’s where MQM captured the vote bank rocking in with 93,499 votes in 1988; 111,340 votes in 1990; 62,621 votes in 1997 and finally 51,564 votes in 2002 (NA-247)
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Election Watch : NA-246 / Karachi – VIII

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-246-thumb.jpgElection Watch Series next up is NA-246 Karachi VIII. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241, NA-242, NA-243, NA-244 & NA-245

The constituency NA-246 consists of Federal B Area, Liaqatabad, Moosa Colony, Bhangoria Goth, and Gulshan-i-Shamim, Al-Azam Square, Block 1 Sharifabad, Gharibabad, Ishaqabad and Bundhani Colony, F.C. Area, Punjabi Colony, Apsara Apartment, Al-Karam Square, Gharibabad, A-1 Cottages and Yaseenabad, Old Gharibabad &; Sikandara

According to the previous delimitation of the city, the areas which at present constitute NA-246 previously came under NA-187 and NA-188. From NA-187 Dr Imran Farooq has historically won this seat with an overwhelming majority in the elections of 1988 (93,499 votes) and 1990 (111,340 votes). When in 1993 the Muttahida boycotted the PML-N won the seat, securing 9,863 votes only. But in the 1997 elections, Dr Imran Farooq was in hiding and his father took part in the elections bagging 62,621 votes.

When looking at the other constituency of NA-188 In 1988 Syed Mohammad Aslam of the Muttahida set records in this constituency — first in the 1988 elections by bagging 131,012 votes and second in the 1990 elections by obtaining 142,591 votes. In 1993 the Muttahida had boycotted the elections. As a result, Muzaffar Ahmed Hashmi won the seat securing 12,235 votes. Finally in 1997 general elections, Hassan Masna Alvi of the Muttahida won the seat in NA-188 bagging 105,323 votes.

Finally in 2002 when both the NA-187 & NA-188 were merged to form NA-246, Haji Aziz Ullah from MQM won this seat with around 54,000 votes
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Election Watch : NA-245 / Karachi – VII

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-245-thumb.jpgThe seventh seat for the Election Watch Series is NA-245 Karachi VII. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241, NA-242, NA-243 & NA-244

The constituency NA-245 consists of North Nazimabad, all towns in the North Nazimabad, Buffer Zone, some areas of North Karachi, and part of Nazimabad, including Bara Maidan, and Paposh Nagar.

Looking into the previous record of the general elections, one realises that of the five contests since 1988, the Haq Parast candidate Kunwar Khalid Yunus secured the highest number of votes in the four elections as the 1993 elections were boycotted by the Muttahida. In 1993, the MQM boycotted the NA elections and Dost Mohammad Faizi won by grabbing 17,058 votes. Kunwar Khalid Yunus of Haq Parast Group swept the NA-186 seat by getting 90,497 votes in 1990 general elections while Prof Ghafoor Ahmed of IJI secured 21,254 votes. In 1988, the MQM fielded Kunwar Khalid Yunus, who got elected with 87,919 votes, he was followed by Prof Ghafoor Ahmed of the IJI, who obtained 22,805 – DAWN

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 344,004 (184,802 Male & 159,202 Female). The four candidates up for elections are:

  1. Farhat Khan (MQM)
  2. M. Aslam Khan Khattak (PML-N)
  3. Qazi Muhammad Bashir (PPP)
  4. Jumma Khan Babar (ANP)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 255,754 Registered Voters in NA-245 of which 40.5% polled that day (103,587). The candidates were

  1. Kanwer Khalid Younus (MQM) – 51696
  2. Syed Munawwar Hassan (MMA) – 41947
  3. Eng. Muhammad Haseen (PPPP) – 3232
  4. Naheed Afzal Khan Advocate (PTI) – 2883
  5. Hameedullah Khan (PML-N) – 1182

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Election Watch : NA-244 / Karachi – VI

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-244-thumb.jpgThe sixth seat for the Election Watch Series is NA-244 Karachi VI. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241, NA-242

Election watch on KMB is a short series of posts where look at various National Assembly seats in Karachi, we will simply short list the most prominent candidates contesting for elections and also take a quick glance at what transpired from the the 2002 elections to see the trends. Naturally we would like to see the metroblog readership also to cast your own vote, If you were going out to vote for one of these candidates who would you vote for?.

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 290,891 (157,867 Male & 133,024 Female). The three candidates up for elections are:

  1. Sheikh Salahudin (MQM)
  2. Ghulam Qadir (PPP)
  3. Meer Wali (MMA)
  4. Khizar Islam (ST)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 236,700 Registered Voters in NA-244 of which 40.2% polled that day (95,248). The candidates were

  1. Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi (MQM) – 54101
  2. Dr. Meiraj-Ul-Huda (MMA) – 28559
  3. Saqib Ishtiaq Qadri (ST) 7141
  4. Javed Jabbar (National Alliance) – 2057
  5. Syed Shahenshah Ali Jafri (PPPP) – 1590

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Election Watch : NA-243 / Karachi – V

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-243-thumb.jpgI hope this Election Watch Series is not getting boring for many, but I think its relevant for us to be aware of who is fighting these elections. The fifth seat of the election watch series is NA-243 Karachi V. We have previously covered NA-239, NA-240, NA-241 & NA-242

Election watch on KMB is a short series of posts where look at various National Assembly seats in Karachi, we will simply short list the most prominent candidates contesting for elections and also take a quick glance at what transpired from the the 2002 elections to see the trends. Naturally we would like to see the metroblog readership also to cast your own vote, If you were going out to vote for one of these candidates who would you vote for?.

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 333,290 (194,548 Male & 138,742 Female). The three candidates up for elections are:

  1. Abdul Waseem (MQM)
  2. Zafar A. Siddiqui Adv (PPP)
  3. Farah Awan Advocate (PML-N)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 250,670 Registered Voters in NA-243 of which 37.5% polled that day (94,001). The candidates were

  1. Sultan Ahmed Khan (MQM) – 62245
  2. M. Saleemuddin Qureshi Adv. (MMA) – 13105
  3. Anwar A. Khan Yousufzai (PPPP) – 8391
  4. M. Iftikhar Ahmed Bhatti (ST) – 6911
  5. Badar Iqbal (PML-Q) – 2580

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Election Watch : NA-242 / Karachi – IV

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-242-thumb.jpgContinuing the Election Watch Series NA-239, NA-240 & NA-241, we now have a look at NA-242 Karachi-IV.

Election watch on KMB is a short series of posts where look at various National Assembly seats in Karachi, we will simply short list the most prominent candidates contesting for elections and also take a quick glance at what transpired from the the 2002 elections to see the trends. Naturally we would like to see the metroblog readership also to cast your own vote, If you were going out to vote for one of these candidates who would you vote for?.

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 296,822 (175,408 Male & 121,414 Female). The three candidates up for elections are:

  1. Abdul Qadir Khawnzada (MQM)
  2. M. Afaq Khan Shahid (PPP)
  3. Sohail Baig Noori (ST)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 221,227 Registered Voters in NA-242 of which 44.9% polled that day (99,335). The candidates were

  1. M. Abdul Rauf Siddiqui (MQM) – 62690
  2. Taj Muhammad Khan (MMA) – 18299
  3. Dr. M. Shakir Alam (PPPP) – 6593
  4. Abdul Ghafoor (Pak Muslim Alliance) – 3299
  5. Khanzadah Imran (PML-Q) – 1165

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Election Watch : NA-241 / Karachi – III

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-241-thumb.jpgContinuing the Election Watch Series NA-239 & NA-240, we now have a look at NA-241 Karachi-III.

Election watch on KMB is a short series of posts where look at various National Assembly seats in Karachi, we will simply short list the most prominent candidates contesting for elections and also take a quick glance at what transpired from the the 2002 elections to see the trends. Naturally we would like to see the metroblog readership also to cast your own vote, If you were going out to vote for one of these candidates who would you vote for?.

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 268,582 (168,825 Male & 99,757 Female). The three candidates up for elections are:

  1. Iqbal Qadri Adv (MQM)
  2. Dr. M. Shakir Alam (PPP)
  3. Wazir Khan Afirdi (PML-N)

2002 Elections: In the 2002 elections there were 201,562 Registered Voters in NA-241 of which 37% polled that day (74,558). The candidates were

  1. Muhammad Laeeq Khan (MMA) – 26812
  2. Feroze Uddin Rehmani (MQM) – 26333
  3. Muhammad Afaque Shahid (PPPP) – 6264
  4. Naeem Gul Advocate (ANP) – 5953
  5. Wazirzada Afridi (PML-N) – 2470

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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.

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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)

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Election Watch : NA-239 / Karachi-I (Old West Karachi)

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2008/02/na-239-thumb.jpgIn the run up to the upcoming elections which is barely a few days away. It would be interesting to start a short series of posts where we could cover the various National Assembly seats in Karachi starting off with the NA-239 going down the list to 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.

Wrapping up the post we leave an option for 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. It may mean little but it can only help us all gauge the general trend lets see if our trends are anywhere close to the sentiments of the local population.

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Free Poll by Blog Flux2008 Elections: Total number of Registered Voters 312,401 (197,764 Male & 114,637 Female). A select list of candidates and their affiliations are as follows

  1. Abdul Qadir Patel (PPP)
  2. K S Mujahid Baluch (MQM)
  3. Syed Hafeezuddin (PML-N)
  4. Amanullah Paracha (PML-Q)
  5. Abdul Haleem Siddiqui (INDP)
  6. Qari Gul Rehman (MMA)
  7. Iftikhar Hussain (INDP)
  8. Kanwar Qutbuddin (PML-F)

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