- NA-240 poll underway in Karachi
- Voting started early in the morning to be continued unhampered till 5pm
- The slot fell vacant after the demise of MQM-P MNA Muhammad Ali Khan
KARACHI: The by-poll on National Assembly seat NA-240 is underway and the voting for the purpose started early this morning (Thursday), reported BOL News.
The by-election is scheduled for today as the seat fell vacant after the death of MQM-P MNA Muhammad Ali Khan this year on April 19.
The voting will continue unhampered till 5pm and Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) Nadeem Haider was on a visit to the polling stations to make sure of the arrangements.
A day before the by-election, significant developments surfaced as many independent candidates withdrew their nomination papers after other parties approached them. While some parties announced their support for the other contestants.
Notably, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) have already boycotted the process and after the withdrawal by many independent contestants, 15 candidates, including six from political parties, will contest the NA-240 election.
The constituency consists of the areas in Landhi and Korangi.
According to the Election Commission Focal Person, 203 out of 309 polling stations have been designated as “sensitive,” requiring the installation of CCTV cameras.
Not only this, K-Electric has ensured an uninterrupted power supply in the constituency from June 15 to 17.
Word on the street suggests that MQM-P is likely to retain the slot however, in the current political situation of the country nothing can be said.
Courtesy Bol News