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By-polls for NA-247, PS-111 and PK-71 today

By-polls for NA-247, PS-111 and PK-71 today
October 21, 2018
KARACHI (92 News) – The by-elections for National Assembly seat NA-247, Sindh Assembly seat PS-111 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-71 will be held on Sunday. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized all arrangements to hold the elections in a peaceful manner. Polling material is also being transported to the polling stations under the supervision of Pakistan Army personnel. Ninety percent polling stations of all three constituencies have been linked to RTS system. According to ECP, there are 546,451 registered voters in NA-247 and 178,965 registered voters in PS-111. Twelve candidates are in the run for the NA-247 seat, while 11 are contesting for the Sindh Assembly seat. NA-247 was vacated by President Dr Arif Alvi, while PS-111 was vacated by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail. Prominent candidates in the run for NA-247 include PTI’s Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, PSP’s Arshad Vohra, MQM-P’s Sadiq Iftikhar and PPP’s Qaiser Khan Nizamani. On the other hand, PTI’s Shehzad Qureshi, MQM-P’s Jehanzeb Mughal, PML-N’s Mohammad Zahid Hussain and Muhammad Jibran Nasir are candidates for PS-111. On the other hand, the PK-71 fell vacant after Shah Farman was appointed as Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. PTI's Zulfiqar Khan, Awami National Party candidate Salahuddin, and independent candidates Dildar Khan, Abdul Karim Khan, and Fazale Haq Kohi Damani are contesting for the PK-71 by-election.