Daughter of Benazir, Aseefa bhutto elected as member national assembly unopposed.


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Aseefa Bhutto, daughter of party co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari, has been elected unopposed as member of National Assembly (MNA) after three opponents withdrew nomination papers.

Aseefa Bhutto was elected to National Assembly seat in Shaheed Benazirabad, NA-207, which fell vacant after her father Asif Ali Zardari elected as 14th President of Pakistan.

The Returning Officer (RO) confirmed that 11 candidates initially submitted their nomination papers for the by-election. However, after scrutiny, only four candidates, including Aseefa, had their papers approved.

In a brief statement, the Election Commission of Pakistan said the remaining three candidates withdrew their nomination papers, resulting in election of Aseefa Bhutto as MNA.

On March 9, Asif Zardari was sworn in as the country’s 14th head of state after he swept the presidential election after obtaining 411 electoral votes.

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