Tuesday, September 27, 2022

PPP's Qadir Khan Mandokhel wins NA-249 by-election

PPP's Qadir Khan Mandokhel wins NA-249 by-election

KARACHI (92 News) – Qadir Khan Mandokel of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) won the NA-249 by-election with 16,156 votes on Thursday.

His rival Miftah Ismail of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) got 15,473 votes. Nazir Ahmed of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan secured the third place with 11,125 votes.

Syed Mustafa Kamal of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) got 9,227 votes while Amjad Iqbal Afridi secured the fifth place with 8,922 votes.

Hafiz Mursaleen of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was at the sixth place with 751 votes. As many as 731 votes were rejected. The voting rate remained at 21.64 percent.

The PPP has won the seat after 33 years. The PML-N got the seat twice and the MQM-P thrice, while the PTI managed to secure NA-249 once.

PM Imran Khan, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and former interior minister have also contested from this constituency.

On the other hand, the PML-N and the PTI have rejected the election results. Miftah Ismail said that they were leading earlier. "We went down due to the late results," he maintained.

PTI candidate Amjad Afridi has given an application for the re-polling.

In a tweet, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto thanked Karachi on the victory of the party candidate.