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PTI lawmaker Malik Shehzad Awan steps down after being sidelined for NA-249 ticket

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  • PTI’s Malik Shehzad Awan submits his resignation to Chief of the Opposition in Sindh Meeting, Haleem Adil Sheikh.
  • Awan says the PTI candidate for Karachi’s NA-249, Amjad Khan Afridi, “is unpopular in the constituency”.
  • Provides that he has “to win this seat no matter what so [he could]gift it to Prime Minister Imran Khan”.

KARACHI: PTI lawmaker Malik Shehzad Awan on Friday submitted his resignation after the ruling celebration snubbed him in giving ticket for the NA-249 constituency.

Awan, a PTI lawmaker within the Sindh Meeting, stepped down after submitting his resignation to Opposition chief Haleem Adil Sheikh.

Learn extra: Faisal Vawda approaches SHC over disqualification case by ECP

He stated Amjad Khan Afridi — the ruling celebration’s candidate for NA-249, which had fallen vacant after the previously-elected Faisal Vawda stepped down following his Senate victory — was “unpopular in the constituency”.

“I have to win this seat no matter what so I can gift it to Prime Minister Imran Khan,” Awan stated. “That’s why I’ve submitted my resignation.”

Additionally learn: Sindh Meeting turns right into a wrestling ring as PTI lawmakers beat up ‘insurgent’ celebration members

Vawda, additionally related to the PTI, had gained from Karachi’s NA-249 constituency through the 2018 basic election however stepped down after profitable a seat through the Senate elections earlier this month.

In response to the polling schedule for the NA-249 constituency, issued by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) earlier, voting would happen on April 29, 2021. 

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