WEB DESK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf members Arif Alvi and Ali Zaidi resigned from the party after their marked defeat in local body elections which took place on Saturday, Aaj News reported.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) won the local body elections with clear majority. The party bagged 136 seats out of a total 208 Union Committees (UCs) in Karachi after a gap of 10 years.
Unofficial results available with APP Sunday revealed that Pakistan Peoples Party is the runner up bagging 25 UCs and PML-N clinching victory in 19 UCs followed by JI-PTI alliance with their chairmen in 18 UCs and JUI-ANP alliance winning in four UCs.
Polling in UC 17, Jamshed Town had to be cancelled due to death of PPP candidate Imran Usman Saturday morning.
As per unconfirmed results MQM clinched 50 of the 51 UCs in district Central; 33 out of 37 UCs in district Korangi; 20 out of 31 UCs in district East; 22 out of 46 UCs in district West; three out of 13 UCs in district Malir and 11 out of 31 UCs in district South. PPP, the second largest winning party won 11 UCs in district South; five out of 13 UCs in Malir district; four out of 46 UCs in district West; four out of 31 UCs in district East; one out of 51 in district Central and nil in Korangi district.
Earlier, after a defeat in local bodies poll in Lahore, PTI leader Shafqat Mehmood resigned from his post.