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  • District profile: Ruling party faces strong anti-PPP alliance in Dadu

    DADU: Like elsewhere in the province, the ruling party faces an exclusively anti-Pakistan Peoples Party alliance in Dadu as well but what makes this alliance of four parties relatively strong is the inclusion of the Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) headed by the influential Liaquat Ali Jatoi, while the situation in Jamshoro appears to be business as usual with little opposition against PPP diehard Malik Asad Sikandar and his nominees... ...

  • District profile: The battle for Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Rich in history and culture, Hyderabad was the industrial-cum-agriculture district that gave birth to three new districts, formerly its talukas, in 2005...

    It has one municipal corporation, a district council, two town committees and one municipal committee...

  • District profile: Thar Ittehad set to give PPP a tough time

    MITHI: Tharpakar district was once ruled by the Arbabs of Khetlari who had long been portraying it as their ‘invincible fort’...

    For the local bodies elections on Thursday, there were 1,050 candidates for a total of 370 seats of six town committees — Diplo, Chhachhro, Islamkot, Nagarparkar, Kheeme-Jo-Paar and Chelhar — and 64 union councils until Wednesday, when the Election Commission of Pakistan decided to postpone the polling in...

  • District profile: Indifferent in Okara

    He himself is not taking part in the polls from the platform of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), of which he is the central vice president...

    There are hardly any billboards, banners or party flags in a district which has four seats in the National Assembly and eight in the Punjab legislature...

  • District profile: Disgruntled Faisalabad yearns for change

    Industrialists as well as workers in Faisalabad have a grudge against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Peoples Party as, according to them, they did nothing to improve their lot while in power...

    Faisalabad is the second highest revenue-earning district in the country — thanks to its textiles...

  • District profile: The situation in Khyber: changing dynamics?

    The election campaign in the two National Assembly (NA) constituencies of the Khyber tribal district are vividly distinct in their atmospheres...

    In NA-43, the independent, Shahji Gul’s position is overly reliant on his personal struggle of ‘liberating the tribal areas, and getting rid of the Frontier Crimes Regulation,’ while his rival Allama Noorul Haq Qadri of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has claimed that he wants to...

  • District profile: Party lines blur in Mandi Bahauddin

    DESPITE internal rifts and groupings within the local rank and file of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) in Mandi Bahauddin district, there will be a tough competition between the candidates of the two parties on as many National Assembly (NA) seats and four Punjab Assembly (PA) seats of the district...

    However, most of the PPP’s former lawmakers from the district, including former federal...

  • District profile: Matiari heating up as polls approach

    In the previous elections, the alliance had emerged as a formidable group, prompting Makhdoom Amin Fahim to not take things lying down and run a serious election campaign across the district, even though he himself faced a lesser-known political opponent in Abdul Razaq Memon...

  • PROFILE: No stranger to controversy

    Mr Hamid comes from a distinguished family; his father retired Brig Hamid Khan was himself a two-time MNA — once in the Pakistan Peoples Party government of 1977 and again in 1985 on a non-party basis...

    Hailing from Pasrur in Narowal district, this is his third consecutive term in the National Assembly...

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