By-polls on one national, two provincial assembly seats today
KARACHI/PESHAWAR: By-polls will be held on one national assembly and two provincial assembly seats on on Sunday (today).
A total of 858,866 male and female voters will be eligible to cast their ballots in the by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar.
The three seats were vacated after the candidates elected on them in the July 25 general elections tendered their resignations. All three of the winners belonged to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
Arif Alvi, who was elected from NA-247, resigned after being elected the country’s president. Imran Ismail, who had won from PS-111 (Karachi South), gave up his seat after being appointed as the Sindh governor, while Shah Farman resigned from PL-71 Peshawar after being named the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the ECP, 240 polling stations have been set up in NA-247, which has a total of 546,451 registered voters.
The main candidates which are in run for the NA-247 seat are PTI’s Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, Sadiq Iftikhar of the MQM-P, TV artist Qaiser Khan Nizamani of PPP and Arshad Vohra of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).
Eighty polling stations have been established in the Sindh Assembly constituency of PS-111. The constituency has 178,965 registered voters.
PTI has allotted its ticket to Shahzad Qureshi while PPP’s Fayaz Pirdaza, MQM-P’s Dr Jahanzeb Mughal and independent candidate Jibran Nasir are also in the fray.
A total of 133,451 voters will be eligible to cast their ballots in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly constituency of PK-71.
PTI’s Zulfiqar Khan and ANP’s Salahuddin are among the candidates for the seat which fell vacant after Shah Farman was appointed as Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.