Workers of Pakistan People's Party and Jamaat-e-Islami clashed outside the venue for mayoral election minutes after PPP's Murtaza Wahab was declared winner in the election.
Charged workers pelted each other with stones prompting police and Rangers to disperse them through batton charge.
Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party candidate Murtaza Wahab was elected Karachi mayor defeating Jamaat-e-Islami candidate Hafiz Naeemur Rehman.
Murtaza Wahab bagged 173 votes while Naeemur Rehman could secured 161votes. The election was held on show of hand basis. The voting started at 11:00 am.
The election was held at the the Arts Council's auditorium. Out of 366 members, 333 members were present at the polling venue while 33 members could not reach the polling venue to cast their vote. As the voting started, the doors of the auditorium were closed.
Around 300 Rangers and police personnel had been deployed for securing the election venue. The Interior Ministry on Wednesday approved the deployment of Rangers in Karachi for the elections of mayor and deputy mayor.