NA-249: PML-N, PTI, others reject PPP’s victory in by-poll
KARACHI: Major political parties contesting for the NA-249 seat in by-poll have rejected the unofficial results, according to which Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Qadir Khan Mandokhail has emerged victorious in Karachi after securing 16,156 votes.
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) candidate Miftah Ismail was runner-up with 15,473 votes, and candidate of outlawed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Mufti Nazeer Ahmed Kamalvi secured third position with 11,125 votes.
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal came fourth with 9,227 votes, followed by PTI’s Amjad Afridi with 8,922 votes.
30 candidates were contesting for the National Assembly seat which had fallen vacant after the PTI leader Faisal Vawda resigned from it for his seat in the Senate.
One day prior to the election, the Awami National Party (ANP) had announced to withdraw its candidate in favour of PML-N’s candidate.
276 polling stations comprising 796 polling booths had been established in the constituency. The polling started at 8:00 am and it will continue till 5:00pm without any break.