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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…

Ali Raza Abidi quits MQM-P citing ‘personal reasons’

KARACHI: Former member national assembly Ali Raza Abidi has tendered his resignation from the basic membership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan. In a surprising move, Ali Raza has quit his party before the conduct of by-polls on NA-243 seat. A day earlier, the erstwhile MQM-P leader took to Twitter to share the news of his resignation and wrote "My resignation from basic membership of MQM-P due to personal reasons." Abidi also shared the picture of his hand-written resignation letter addressed to MQM-P convener…

Karachi’s NA-243 poised to see tough contest between political heavyweights

KARACHI: With elections just around the corner, it seems Karachi will become the biggest battleground for all major political parties. With Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan deciding to contest the general elections from the city, it was evident that the city will see some intense battles on the final day. Among the metropolis' major constituencies, NA-243 (Karachi East) is set to see an interesting competition as voters will have to choose…

Appeal against acceptance of Imran’s papers for NA-243 rejected

KARACHI: A Sindh High Court appellate tribunal on Saturday dismissed an appeal challenging decision of the returning officer concerned to accept nomination papers of PTI chairman Imran Khan for Karachi’s NA-243 constituency.  The tribunal turned down objections on the PTI chief’s nomination papers and upheld the RO’s decision. A day earlier, a petition challenging the returning officer's ruling of accepting nomination papers of Mr Khan for NA-131 Lahore was filed.   The petition was filed before a Lahore High Court…

Imran’s nomination papers for NA-243 challenged

KARACHI: The nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan for NA-243 (Karachi) has been challenged with the respective returning officer (RO). Khan has submitted nominations from National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Mianwali. Former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhary has challenged Khan’s papers on the basis of Sita White case. In an interview couple of days ago, Chaudhary, who is now the president of the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, claimed that he has…

Shehla Raza and Imran Khan to vie for NA-243

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) has nominated former Sindh Assembly deputy speaker Shehla Raza to fight against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on NA 243, Karachi's constituency, in 2018 general elections. PPP announced its candidates for 160 national and provincial seats of Sindh on Sunday. The party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will contest from three constituencies: Larkana (NA-200), Malakand (NA-8) and party’s stronghold Lyari (NA-246), former president Asif Ali Zardari will contest from NA-…