Papers filed for naib nazim post
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LARKANA, Feb 19: The nominees of Khushhal Pakistan Panel (KPP) and Awam Dost Panel (ADP), Ali Raza Shah and Nisar Bhutto, respectively, filed nomination papers for the seat of Larkana district naib nazim.
Supporters of both the candidates reached at the office of the returning officer in processions.The seat has fallen vacant after Munawwar Abro was removed through a no-confidence motion.
Mr Abro, who belongs to the Sindh National Front, had returned to the slot as a result of an alliance with the KPP.
He saw the no-trust move when the alliance stood fragmented due to differences between the leadership of the SNF and the KPP.
Voting for the seat would be held on February 21. Barkat Shaikh, a key member of the ADP, claimed on Monday that some members of the KPP, particularly women, had clandestinely contacted and assured them of their support to the ADP-backed candidate if the voting was held through secret ballot.
On the other hand, Munawwar Abro has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Sindh High Court’s principal bench, declaring his ouster through no-trust move legal.
He told Dawn that the appeal would come up for hearing on Tuesday. He said that the Election Commission, the secretary of local government and the district nazim had been cited as respondents in the petition.