KARACHI (92 News) – Muttahida Qoumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Hashim Raza is leading in by-elections at PS-94 Korangi (Karachi-VI), as per unofficial results on Sunday.
According to initial, unofficial results obtained from 97 polling stations, Muttahida Qoumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Hashim Raza was leading the vote count by obtaining 12591 votes whereas Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ashraf Jabbar Qureshi polled 6077 votes.
Earlier in the day, polling started amid tight security at all polling stations in the constituency.
The total registered voters in the constituency are 246, 477, of which 136,808 are male voters and 109, 641 female votes.
The polling process started at 8am and ended at 5pm without any interruption.
As many as 149 polling stations have been set up and all polling stations have declared sensitive. Therefore, strict security measures have been made for the by-poll, as many as 149 polling stations have been set up for PS-94 by-polls, while 16 candidates are contesting for the seat, said the ECP. CCTV cameras have been installed at all the polling stations.
Police personnel, Pakistan Army troops are present inside and outside polling stations. They would remain alert as quick response force during the election process in the constituency. Security arrangements have made to conduct the polling in a peaceful and transparent manner.
A tough contest is expected between Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) , Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and PPP candidates. Number of total registered voters in the constituency is more than two lakh.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Muttahida Quami Movement’s MPA Muhammad Wajahat.