Kashmore (Web Desk) Former PPP member of national assembly Mir Shabbir Ahmed Bijarani, son of late provincial minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, on Friday became the first candidate to be elected to an upcoming legislature, weeks ahead of the July 25 general elections.
Mir Shabbir was declared elected from the Sindh Assembly constituency of PS-06 in Kashmore by returning officer (RO) Ataullah Mahar.
Contesting on a PPP ticket, the lawmaker from the influential Bijarani family was elected after the nomination papers of his opponent, Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal’s Pir Abdul Qayoom, were rejected by the RO as well as an election tribunal in Sukkur. Other opponents had withdrawn in Shabbir’s favour.
The younger Bijarani is the first PPP candidate who has been elected unopposed on a provincial assembly seat in the country.
PS-06 falls in the same area from where Mir Shabbir’s father, veteran politician Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani was elected to the provincial assembly in 2013.