KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari obtained on Monday nomination papers to contest the upcoming elections, the first of his political carrier, from his party’s traditionally dominant National Assembly constituency in Lyari — NA-246.
The NA-246 constituency which earlier fell in Central district, the stronghold of the MQM, has now become part of Lyari, South-I, after final delimitation of 2018.
Bilawal’s mother, Benazir Bhutto, and his father, Asif Ali Zardari, had emerged victorious in the general elections of 1988 and 1990, respectively, from Lyari.
The young chairman of the party moved an application before the Additional District Judge-III, South, Karachi, Ramesh Kumar, who is the returning officer, through senior lawyer Farooq H. Naek.
Bilawal intends to contest the forthcoming election for a National Assembly seat on NA-246, Karachi, South-I, to be held on July 25, the application stated.