Mirza Family contesting on GDA ticket on 4 seats of Badin district
BADIN: Mirza family, which recently announced to have joined Pir Pagaraled Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), filed their nominations forms for the two NA and three Sindh Assembly constituencies on Sunday and Monday.
Zulfiqar has filed his nomination papers for NA229 Badin district, which constitutes Matli, Talhar and Tando Bago talukas, and PS-73 and PS-74 Badin district, which constitute Badin and Golarchi talukas respectively.
Meanwhile, Fehmida will contest the elections from NA-230 Badin district, from where she has thrice been elected earlier to the NA. Their son Hasnain Mirza has filed nomination papers for PS-72 Badin district which constitutes Tando Bago. It is the same constituency from where he was elected to the Sindh Assembly on the PPP ticket in 2013. Another son of Zulfiqar and Fehmida, Hassam Mirza, has filed two nomination forms for PS-73 and PS-74. It may be noted that his father has also submitted nomination forms for both the provincial constituencies. However, according to the family sources, Hassan is likely to contest from PS-73 while Zulfiqar will contest against Ismail Rahu from PS-74.
Rahu, former Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh president, was elected from this constituency in 2013 on the PML-N ticket. However, he joined the PPP in April 2017, complaining that the PML-N had been continuously neglecting Sindh.