Bilawal seeks probe into Daraza poll killings


KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Chairman Pakistan People’s Party has urged an impartial inquiry into the Daraza Sharif’s poll killing incident and said the culprits involved in it should be awarded severe punishment.

He was talking to Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah who called on him at Bilawal House today and briefed him about Daraza incident and the Local Bodies election results of eight districts of the province where polling was held on Saturday. Senator Sherry Rehman was also present on the occasion.

Shah informed the PPP Chairman that an independent group and an opposition party had fielded candidates in Daraza Sharif Union Council against each other as PPP had not nominated any candidate in the said UC. He said that investigations have started into the incident by senior and impartial police officers while Judicial Inquiry has also been ordered.

Bilawal said that such incidents are harmful for the growth of democracy and the administration should take proper measures to avert them in the next phases of Local Bodies elections. The CM also briefed the Chairman about district-wise election results and congratulated him on an overwhelming majority in Larkana, Sukkur, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Khairpur, Kashmore-Kandhkot and Ghotki districts.