Fawad advises PPP not to lodge ‘fake protests’ over Larkana by-poll defeat


Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Friday urged the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership not to lodge “fake protests” over the defeat in PS-11 (Larkana-II) by-poll.

In a series of tweets, he said: “PPP’s leadership should cognize its serious mistakes as the people of Sindh want reforms in your governance style. It is not the time to protest but an opportunity to think about it.”

“If you say no to bringing reformations, than the outcomes in Sindh will be same just like you are witnessing in other parts of Pakistan.”

Following the defeat of PPP candidate Jameel Soomro, PTI leader Ali Zaidi took to Twitter Wednesday saying, “Democracy is the best revenge, and today the people of Larkana have taken their revenge.”

A day earlier, the joint candidate of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi won the PS-11 by-election.

According to unofficial results, Abbasi secured 31,557 votes, whereas Soomro received 26,021 votes.

The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate was also supported by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F).

The seat had fallen vacant after the Supreme Court de-seated Abbasi over failure to declare his assets following a petition filed moved by PPP’s Nida Khuhro.