JUI-F withdraws from NA-245 contest in favour of MQM-P

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After PPP, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has also withdrawn its candidate for the NA-245 by-election in favour of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in line with a decision taken by the federal ruling coalition.

The development comes after Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P)  leader Khawaja Izahrul Hassan met with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) candidate Ameenullah at his residence in Karachi.

Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hasan also thanked the JUI-F leadership for withdrawing its candidature in favour of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) candidate Mueed Anwar

Earlier, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) withdrew his candidature for the by-polls in NA-245 Karachi.

The PPP’s decision has left the MQM’s candidate as the main contestant against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, which had won the National Assembly seat in 2018 general elections.

PTI’s Aamir Liaquat Hussain won the 2018 general election on NA-245, getting 56,615 votes. The runner-up candidate was MQM-P veteran Farooq Sattar who got 35,247 votes.

The national assembly seat was vacated after the death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain. Syed Nadeem Haider was appointed as the returning officer for the by-election.

 

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