The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the final candidate list for the by-election in Karachi’s NA-245. A total of 18 candidates would contest the by-poll on NA-245.
According to the list issued by the ECP, MQM veteran Farooq Sattar, contesting as an independent candidate, has been allotted an electoral symbol of a lock. Muttahida Qoumi Movement Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Mueed Anwar and Pak Sarzameen Party’s Hafeez-ud-din are also contesting on their respective party tickets. Molvi Mehmood is Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate for the by-poll, while Pakistan People’s party (PPP), Muhaji Qoumi Movement, and Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) would also contest the election in NA-245.
However, a Farooq Sattar-MQM-P patch-up is on the cards ahead of the polls.Sources say that Farooq Sattar would withdraw his contention from the constituency after a grand meeting with MQM-P leadership in the PIB office in Karachi after Eid.—INP