KARACHI: Polling for the by-elections in National Assembly constituency NA-249 is underway in Karachi today (on Thursday).
276 polling stations comprising 796 polling booths have been established in the constituency.
The polling started at 8:00 am and it will continue till 5:00pm without any break.
Amjad Afridi of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf, Miftah Ismail of Pakistan Muslim League-N, Qadir Khan Madokhel of Pakistan People’s party, Mustafa Kamal of Pak Sarzameen party and Mohammad Mursaleen of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan are vying for the seat.
The seat had fallen vacant after the PTI leader Faisal Vawda resigned from the National Assembly for his seat in the Senate.
A day ago, the Awami National Party (ANP) had announced to withdraw its candidate in favour of PML-N’s candidate.