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By-election: Polling ended for NA-247, PS-111 & PK-71

By-election: Polling ended for NA-247, PS-111 & PK-71
October 21, 2018
KARACHI (92 News) – Polling for by-election on one seat each of National, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies ended and the process of counting votes has begun. The constituencies where the elections held include NA-247 Karachi, Sindh Assembly seat PS-111 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-71. The polling for by-elections started at 8am and ended at 5pm on Sunday. The ninety per cent polling stations of all three constituencies have been linked to RTS system. The results of the polling stations will come after 6pm. 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. Meanwhile, Election Commission has said that expired National Identity Cards are valid for voting in today's by-elections. In a statement on Sunday, the ECP said voters are not allowed to bring mobile phones and cameras in polling stations. It said information about vote can be obtained by sending CNIC number at 8300. It said facilitation centre at ECP will remain active till 6pm.