Pakistan

KASHMORE – Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Mir Shabbir Ali Bijarani has been elected as the first unopposed candidate from Sindh Assembly constituency PS-6 Kashmore.

Rejecting nomination papers of Bijarani’s competitor, the returning officer (RO) issued a public notice declaring the PPP leader’s victory, days before the general elections are set to be held on July 25.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) spokesperson, if any candidate is contesting unopposed then a public notice over the candidate’s win is issued, adding that a notification of Bijarani’s victory would be issued after the July 25 elections.

Elections 2018: PPP’s Shabbir Bijarani to become first unopposed candidate

Interestingly, Mir Shabbir Bijarani had earlier announced to leave the PPP and joining the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).

However, it was later reported that he rejoined the PPP and settled his differences following a meeting with party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.

Shabbir is the son of PPP’s leader Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and had been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from June 2013 to May 2018.

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Former Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife Fariha Razak Haroon were found dead at their home here in Karachi’s Defence locality on February 2 and police found an element of suicide during the investigation.