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PTI fields ‘Fixit’ founder Alamgir Khan for NA-243

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has issued a ticket to Alamgir Khan, a social activist and founder of the Fixit campaign, to contest by-election on the National Assembly seat, NA-243, Karachi.

This was one of the five seats won by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the July 25 polls, but he opted to retain his hometown Mianwali seat NA-95 and vacated the rest.

The PTI has announced names of its candidates for the by-elections scheduled to be held on October 14.

As per details, Malik Khurram has been issued a ticket for NA-56, Ali Awan for NA-53, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed’s nephew for NA-60, Mansur Hayat Khan for NA-63, Humayun Akhtar Khan for NA-131 and Aftab Siddiqui for NA-247.

The ruling party has fielded Sajid Ali for PK-3, Fazal Mola for PK-7, Faisal Ameen Khan for PK-97, Muhammad Irfan for PK-78 and Agha Ikramullah Gandapur for Pk-99.

Besides, Sardar Qadir Bakhsh has been issued ticket for PS-87, Owais Dareshak for PP-296, Shanawaz Raja for PP-27, and Zehra Batool for PP-272.

The voting for 37 seats – 11 of the National Assembly and 26 of the provincial assemblies – will be held on October 14.

A number of the National and provincial assemblies’ seats fell vacant after political leaders who had won more than one seats in last month’s elections resigned from all seats but one.

There are also a few constituencies of the lower house of parliament as well as the provincial legislatures where the election couldn’t be held on July 25 owing to the demise of candidates or some other reasons.

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