Counting at polling stations of the NA-249 Karachi constituency is underway, with the outcomes step by step trickling in.
Based on the unofficial, preliminary outcomes, from 132 out of 276 polling stations, PML-N’s Miftah Ismail is main the race with 7,649 votes.
PPP’s Abdul Qadir Mandokhel is in second place with 7,018 votes, whereas banned outfit TLP’s candidate Nazeer Ahmed is in third place with 5,163 votes.
PTI candidate Amjad Iqbal Afridi, after remaining in final place for a lot of hours since counting first started, has climbed as much as fourth place with 4,009 votes.
Former Karachi mayor and PSP candidate Mustafa Kamal is in fifth place with 3,950 votes, whereas MQM-P candidate Hafiz Muhammad Mursaleen has slid all the way down to final place with 2,859 votes.
Low voter turnout
Voter turnout, regardless of strict safety preparations, was reported to be low within the morning and afternoon hours, maybe resulting from Ramadan and the scorching warmth.
Based on Geo Information correspondent Qaseem Saeed, one space noticed a ten% voter turnout, whereas Talha Hashmi reported it to be 10-12% at some polling stations.
Kashif Mushtaq, nevertheless, reported it to be as little as 2% at others.
Concerning the NA-249 by-election
The Nationwide Meeting seat had fallen vacant as a result of resignation of PTI MNA Faisal Vawda from the District West-II constituency.
Round 276 polling stations comprising 796 polling cubicles — 458 for male and 338 for feminine voters — had been arrange for the by-election.
The constituency has a complete of 201,656 male and 137,935 feminine among the many complete 339,591 registered voters.
The Sindh authorities had declared a public vacation on April 29, within the constituency to facilitate voters to forged their ballots with ease.
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