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NA-245 by-polls: MQM-P holds assembly to finalise candidate

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has held a consultative assembly to finalise its candidate for the by-polls in NA-245 constituency, ARY News reported on Thursday.

A session of MQM-P Rabita Committee was held on the Bahadurabad headquarters below the chair of convenor Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

The political celebration will mull over the names for giving celebration ticket. The shortlisted leaders embrace Dr Sagheer Ahmed, former chairman East Moeed Anwar, Dr Shahab Imam, Hafiz Shehryar and others, sources advised ARY News.

Earlier within the day, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) filed a petition within the Sindh High Court (SHC), in search of to vary the date of the Karachi NA-245 by-poll.

The petition was filed by PSP Vice-Chairman Arshad Vohra.

The petitioner said that ECP had introduced polling on July 27 which can have an effect on voter turnout resulting from a working day.  He pleaded with the courtroom to direct ECP to conduct polling on the NA-245 seat on July 31 (Sunday).


The Sindh authorities, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and others have been respondents within the plea.

The Election Commission of Pakistan launched the schedule final Friday for the by-election in Karachi’s NA-245 constituency.

According to the schedule, the polling for the vacant seat of the NA-245 constituency of Karachi will likely be held on July 27.

The candidates can submit their nomination papers from June 22 to 24, the election physique stated in a press release. The preliminary candidates’ listing will likely be issued by the ECP on June 25 whereas the scrutiny of the papers will happen till June 27. The Returning Officers’ resolution will likely be challengable till June 30.

Syed Nadeem Haider has been appointed because the returning officer for the by-election.

The nationwide meeting seat was vacated after the sudden loss of life of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain on final Thursday.

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