The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced to hold by-election in Sindh Assembly constituency, PS-114 Karachi XXVI, on Sunday July 9, 2017.
PS-114 Karachi XXVI seat vacated after disqualification of PML-N’s lawmaker Irfanullah Marwat in 2014. He had won the seat in 2013 general elections.
MQM’s Abdur Rauf Siddiqui, who was runner-up, had challenged Marwat’s success.
Marwat challenged the tribunal’s decision in the Supreme Court but the apex court, earlier this month, did not rule in his favour and ordered re-election in the constituency.
The constituency is located in Mehmoodabad and Manzoor Colony areas where tough competition is likely between PPP and PML-N on the seat in by-polls.
More than 30 candidates have filed nomination papers for the July 9 by-elections in PS-114 Karachi XXVI with all three major parties — the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) — in the field, it emerged on Saturday.
Revised and final list with symbols of all contesting candidates are listed below.
PS-114 Karachi XXVI – Contesting Candidates
|Muhammad Kamran Khan Tisori||Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan||Kite|
|Senator Saeed Ghani||Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians||Arrow|
|Muhammad Najeeb Haroon||Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf||Bat|
|Zahoor Ahmed Jadoon||Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)||Scale|
|Ali Akbar Gujjar||Pakistan Muslim League (N)||Tiger|
|Muhammad Danial Gujjar||Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (F)||Book|
|Advocate Zafar Siddiqui||Independent||—|
|Asif Masood Arain||Independent||—|
|Ghias Ahmed Abbasi||Independent||—|
|Muhammad Saleem Butt||Independent||—|
|Muhammad Zeeshan Sharif||Independent||—|
|Raja Azhar Khan||Independent||—|
|Rao Waseem Ahmed||Independent||—|
|Syed Najmi Alam||Independent||—|
|Younas Sohan Khan Advocate||Independent||—|
|Zulfiqar Ali Qaim Khani||Independent||—|