The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has won the majority of seats in the by-elections for local government constituencies in Karachi. Karachi Mayor Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Deputy Mayor Salman Abdullah Murad have both won union committee (UC) seats, allowing them to keep their respective offices. The by-elections were held peacefully in five districts, with the PPP winning a total of five seats. The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) won two seats, and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) won one seat. An independent candidate also won a seat. Voter turnout was low overall, except in UC-7 of Gadap Town where Deputy Mayor Abdullah Murad was contesting. In Memon Goth, there were allegations of rigging by the PPP, but the Election Commission of Pakistan did not take notice of these claims. Violence briefly broke out between PPP and PTI workers in another UC, but the police quickly pacified the situation. Mayor Wahab called for an end to the politics of hatred and urged the JI to respect the mandate of others. In other Sindh districts, the PPP also emerged victorious in the by-elections.
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