NA-249 by-poll: PTI requests MQM-P to withdraw candidate


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) delegation on Saturday visited MuttahidaQaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Bahadurabad office to discuss matters related to NA-249-by-poll.

The PTI delegation was headed by MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman while Member Provincial Assembly Sindh and Deputy Convener Kanwar Naveed Jameel headed the delegation of MQM-P.

During the meeting, PTI leader Khurrum Sher Zaman requested the MQM-Pakistan delegation to withdraw their candidate in support of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for the NA-249 by-election.

“MQM-P and PTI collectively can defeat opposition from this constituency,” said Khurrum Sher Zaman.

On the occasion, Kanwar Naveed Jameel said that MQM-P has its own vote bank in NA-249 and had won election in the past from this seat.

In an interesting development, the contact was also made between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi chapter leadership and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan over the upcoming NA-249 by-poll back on Thursday.

As per details, both parties discussed formulating a combined strategy and fielding a joint candidate for the upcoming by-poll in the NA-249 Karachi constituenc

y. Faisal Vawda, who won the seat in the 2018 general election, polled 35,349 votes, beating PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif by a small margin of 723 votes.

Sharif had bagged 34,981 votes in the constituency in the election, while TLP’s Mufti Abid secured 23,981 votes.


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