Preparations Finalized For By-election In Sindh, KP


Preparations finalized for by-election in Sindh, KP

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Oct, 2018 ) :Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday finalized all necessary arrangements to hold the by elections in peaceful and transparent manner.

By-election on one National Assembly and two seats of the provincial assemblies will be held on Sunday in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The ECP dispatched ballot papers and other materials to polling stations. ECP issued the polling scheme for the by-election. A total of 858,866 male and female voters will be eligible to cast their ballots in by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar.

The three seats were vacated after the candidates elected on them in the July 25 general election tendered their resignations. All three of the winners belonged to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).

Arif Alvi, who was elected from NA-247, resigned after being elected the country's president. Imran Ismail, who had won from PS-111 (Karachi South), gave up his seat after being appointed as the Sindh governor, while Shah Farman resigned from PS-71 Peshawar after being named the governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.