Voting for Karachi’s crucial NA-245 by-poll begins

Voting for Karachi’s crucial NA-245 by-poll begins

A man casts his vote at a polling station in Pakistan

Tough competition expected between PTI and MQM-P with 15 candidates of different political parties in run for NA-245

KARACHI: Voting for the House of Representatives election in Karachi’s vital NA-245 constituency began at 8 a.m. Sunday, with 15 candidates vying for seats vacated following the death of PTI MNA’s Aamir Liaquat Hussain earlier this year. was Voting is open until 5pm.

Competing candidates include Mued Anwar of MQM-P; Mehmood Maulvi of PTI; Syed Hafeezud Din of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP); Farooq Sattar is included as an independent. candidate.

Fierce competition expected between PTI, MQM-P and Sattar, with MQM-P gaining the upper hand as PPP and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) expressed their support for the candidate. It looks like your competitors.
Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP) said he prepared to hold NA-245 by-elections in Karachi amidst heightened security.

The Electoral Commission said 263 polling stations had been set up, of which 60 were declared confidential and 203 were declared particularly confidential. A by-election for constituency he was scheduled for July 27, but the ECP postponed the election due to heavy rains in the big city.

No gunmen allowed

Strict security plans are in place to maintain law and order during elections, according to the ECP.
Additional Inspector General Karachi Javed Alam Od said that in addition to the police, paratroopers guard the polling stations.

Police said political leaders are not allowed to have private gunmen. He said the highly sensitive polling stations have surveillance cameras.

CEC directs authorities to ensure transparent, peaceful election

The Chief Electoral Commission (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja urged people to exercise their democratic rights without fear and instructed the authorities to ensure transparency and maintain peace at all costs during the election process.

CEC said “disturbance and interference in the electoral process will not be tolerated” and cautioned against swift action against violations of the law.

He instructed police and law enforcement to stay vigilant and arrest anyone who attempts to disrupt polling stations.
He vowed to act swiftly and indiscriminately against any violation of the law.

CEC urged people not to believe the rumors and to contact the ECP’s local and central administrations to obtain confirmed information and to file complaints.

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