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Karachi: Polling for NA-258 by-election underway

KARACHI: Polling begins on Monday morning, in NA-258, a National Assembly constituency in suburban areas of Karachi, ARY News reported. Fourteen candidates of different political parties and independents have been in the field for the contest. There are 408,613 registered voters in the constituency. The seat fell vacant after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abdul Hakeem Baloch had resigned from the party and joined Pakistan People's Party (PPP). Baloch is now contesting the by-election on the ticket of…

PTI to boycott NA-258 by-election in Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided to boycott the NA-258 by-election scheduled to be held on November 24.  The party's candidate Muhammad Hanif Bangash will also quit the by-polls. PTI Karachi President Firdous Naqvi alleges that the Pakistan People's Party has planned for massive rigging and voter buying in the election. Naqvi also claimed that the PPP has sanctioned billions of development funds for the constituency, which is gross violation of the election code of conduct. ECP releases polling…