Federal Capital to get its first Mayor today
As many as 77 elected office-bearers of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) will elect first-ever mayor and three deputy mayors of the Federal Capital today.
The polling will be held at Jinnah Convention Centre and the elections will be held through secret ballot, said spokesman of the Commission on Sunday. The polling timings has been fixed from 9 am to 5 pm, he added. He said that already elected chairpersons from 50 union councils of Federal Capital along with 27 members from reserved seats would elect mayor and deputy mayors.
There would be electoral college of 77 members for this election, he added. The aspirant candidates of different political parties had filed their nomination papers for the seats of a mayor and deputies. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PMLN's Sheikh Ansar Aziz had filed nomination papers for the office of Mayor of the Federal Capital along with his three deputy mayors Zeeshan Ali Naqvi, Chaudhry Rifhat Javed and Muhammad Azam .Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Raja Khuram Nawaz would contest for the seat of mayor while Ali Nawaz Awan, Raja Zulqarnain Haider and Fozia Arshad would contest for the seats of deputy mayors respectively, he said.
The PML-N, which is far ahead of its competitors, is expected to sweep the election of mayor. It is pertinent to mention here that the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had already proposed the offices for the mayor and deputy mayors in CDA's revenue building (Iqbal Hall) and old Navel Headquarter.