Veteran TV actor Sajid Hasan to contest election from Karachi’s NA-256 constituency

Web Desk: Veteran television actor Sajid Hasan who had joined Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a couple of months ago has announced to contest election from NA-256 Karachi.

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Sajid in a series of tweets announced that PPP had granted him a ticket from NA-256-a constituency where he spent his childhood and grew up in.

The ‘Dhoop Kinare’ actor vows to work hard for the country’s progress and development, adding that he will try to serve the people of Karachi in the best of manners.

On April 23 Sajid Hasan joined the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) along with his wife and brother.

The news conference, which was held at the PPP Sindh’s media cell in Clifton, was also addressed by party leaders Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and Saeed Ghani among others.

Hasan said that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is truly a young political leader, much like the youthful leaders required in the country during the present times.

The renowned actor was impressed by the charismatic and dynamic personalities of the PPP’s late leaders Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

History about NA-256:

It is pertinent to mention here that NA-256 is stronghold area of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) from where Iqbal Muhammad Ali had won the election in 2002, 2008 and 2013 from this constituency.

In 2013 elections Iqbal Muhammad Ali secured 151, 788 votes whereas his rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Zubair Khan received 69, 072.

According to details, MQM had won at least seven elections from this constituency and the first victory was in the local bodies elections of 1986.

The constituency comprises Faisal Cantonment, Shah Faisal Colony, Council-1 of the Model Colony in Malir Town and parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

On the south east, NA-256 touches the National Highway and on the west is the Shaheed-e-Millat extension road. Some parts of the constituency are located along the main railway line towards up-country. The PAF Mehran Airbase, PAF Museum, the longest flyover that connects Shah Faisal Colony with Korangi Industrial Area, St. John’s Perish Drigh Road and the Jamia Millia College are among the most prominent landmarks of the constituency.

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