PAKISTAN

By-elections on NA-247, PS-III Karachi, PK-71 Peshawar to be held tomorrow

Karachi: By-elections for National Assembly seat NA-247 Karachi, Sindh Assembly seat PS-111 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-71 will be held tomorrow (Oct 21).

Election Commission has finalized all necessary arrangements to hold the elections in a peaceful manner.

NA-247 was vacated by President Arif Alvi while PS-111 was vacated by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and PK-71 fell vacant after Shah Farman was appointed as Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Prominent candidates in the NA-247 include PTI’s Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, PSP’s Arshad Vohra, MQM Pakistan’s Sadiq Iftikhar, and PPP’s Qaiser Khan Nizamani while

PTI’s Shehzad Qureshi, MQM Pakistan’s Jehanzeb Mughal, PML(N) Mohammad Zahid Hussain, PPP’s Muhammad Fayyaz Pirzada, PSP’s Yasirddin and a social activist Muhammad Jibran Nasir are in the run for PS-111.

A spokesman of Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sohail Ahmad told our Peshawar correspondent that five candidates, including Zulfiqar Khan of PTI, Salahuddin of ANP and three independents are in the arena.