Karachi (October 21, 2018): Shehzad Qureshi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the by-election of Sindh Assembly constituency PS-111 (Karachi South) on Sunday.
According to unofficial and unverified result, PTI’s Shehzad Qureshi wins by securing 11, 658 votes as compared to PPP’s Fayyaz Pirzada who only managed to bag 4,961 votes. MQM-P’s Jahanzeb Mughal emerged as the second runner up with only 2, 076 votes.
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The seat was vacated by PTI’s Imran Ismail after assuming charge of Governor Sindh.
Eighty polling stations were established in the Sindh Assembly constituency of PS-111. The constituency has 178,965 registered voters.
PTI had allotted its ticket to Shahzad Qureshi while PPP’s Fayaz Pirdaza, MQM-P’s Dr Jahanzeb Mughal and independent candidate Jibran Nasir were also in the fray.
PTI workers celebrated their candidates’ victory in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) and other areas of the city with party leaders terming this victory a clear decision by people of Karachi to reject “politics of ethnicity.
کراچی میں PTI کے امیدواروں کی شاندار کامیابی عمران خان اور حکومت پر لوگوں کے اعتماد کا اظہار ہے۔ کراچی نے لسانی سیاست کو رد کر کے قومی سیاست کا انتخاب کیا ہے اور انشااللہُ یہ پاکستان کے روشن مستقبل کی نوید ہے۔
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 21, 2018