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ECP announces by-election schedule on seat vacated by Arif Alvi

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday released the schedule for the by-election on the National Assembly seat vacated by President Dr Arif Alvi. The provincial election commissioner Sindh has appointed Hyderabad election commissioner Imtiaz Ali Kalhoro as the returning officer for the by-polls. The by-elections for NA-247 Karachi (South II) will be held on the October 21. A public notice in this regard will be issued on September 12. The nomination forms will be submitted between September 13-15.…

Ali Raza Abidi is an asset, deserves ticket for by-elections: Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday denied that disgruntled member and former parliamentarian Syed Ali Raza Abidi had left the party. Speaking to reporters after attending the concluding day of the annual urs of Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, MQM-P senior leader Farooq Sattar said that Abidi was a valuable asset and will remain a part of the party. He said that it was the responsibility of the coordination to convince Abidi, who shockingly left the party ahead of the upcoming by-elections,…