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Polling underway for by-election on Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26

QUETTA: The polling for by-election for Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26 has been underway in Quetta on Monday (today) amid strict security measures, ARY News reported. The polling will be continued without any break till 5:00 PM, the election commission said. The seat had fallen vacant after the Election Commission of Pakistan had declared Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) member Ahmed Kohzad as disqualified for being a foreign national. Kohzad was elected from PB-26 in the 2018 general elections by defeating a…

Quetta constituency winner declared ‘foreign national’ during probe

QUETTA: A candidate belonging to Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) who emerged victorious from PB-26, Quetta, in the July 25 elections has been declared foreign national during probe of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) regarding dual nationality. According to details, Ahmed Ali Kohzad had won the elections on HDP ticket from PB-26. The candidate was investigated by the FIA and National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) over his purported dual nationality. Kohzad had received 5,117 votes against Muttahida…