According to unofficial results Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari faced an upset defeat in NA-246 Karachi South-1 polls.
This is the constituency of Lyari and it has traditionally been a PPP stronghold.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Mohammad Shakoor Shad won the polls by securing 52,750 votes. He was followed by Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) nominee Ahmed, who attained 42,345 votes.
Bilawal stood third by securing 39,325 votes in the polls.
It is pertinent to note here that the PPP chairman had initiated his election campaign from Lyari, whereas his sister Aseefa also campaigned for him in the locality.
The residents of Lyari rejected PPP for failing to solve their issues, such as water and electricity crisis, scarce health, education and job opportunities. Besides this thousands of people remained the victim of gang-wars in Lyari which were created and supported by PPP government and leadership.