KARACHI: Polling for the by-election on Sindh Assembly seat PS -94 consisting of Korangi areas, has ended while counting of the votes started afterwards as well.
According to details, Rangers have been deployed upon the instructions of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in and outside the polling stations to ensure peaceful, secure and transparent polls.
The polling began at 8:00 am in the morning and ended continue till 5 pm in the evening without any break.
The seat had fallen vacant after the death of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan’s (MQM-P) lawmaker Muhammad Wajahat, who won the seat in the general elections, 2018.
The number of total registered voters in the constituency is around 246,449, out of which 136,808 are male voters, while 109,641 are female voters.
16 candidates are participating in the by-election with a tough contest between Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates.
Several political parties and prominent among those MQM-P and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) have increased their political activities to acquire public’s support in the PS-94 which is located in the district limits of Korangi.
Moreover, MQM-P organised a rally on the last day of the election campaign.
MQM-P’s leader Amir Khan sarcastically advised political rivals to not struggle by saying that his party’s candidate would be victorious with a decisive margin.
Meanwhile, PSP’s leader Mustafa Kamal moved to the constituency and asked the general public to support his party if they were to secure their basic rights and fundamental facilities.