The ruling party in the country’s southeastern region was left embarrassed after the daughter of a donkey-cart vendor won a local government election in Khairpur, Sindh.
Parveen Sheikh, the daughter of Ghulshah Sheikh, won the election at Ward-1 of the Municipal Committee Khairpur against Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate Manthar Shaikh.
The PPP candidate, Parveen, reportedly nominated by former Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah and party MNA Dr. Nafisa Shah Jillani, won the election with 430 votes, while her opponent from the PPP, Manthar, could only secure 190 votes.
In an interview with a local publication, Parveen attributed her victory to her strength and determination, despite her father’s opposition. PPP leader Nafisa Shah also congratulated Parveen on her victory, calling it an honour.
The first phase of local body elections in Sindh saw polls being held for district councils, municipal committees, town committees and union councils.