KARACHI: Polling is underway for a by-election on NA-240 Karachi, after the seat fell vacant following the loss of life of MQM-P MNA Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, ARY NEWS reported.

Based on the provincial chief election commissioner, the polling within the constituency will proceed unabated till 5:00 pm.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) have boycotted the election course of as 25 candidates from a number of political events and independents are vying for the seat.

In a late evening growth, a number of unbiased candidates have withdrawn their nomination papers from the by-election on the Nationwide Meeting seat in Karachi, NA-240, a day earlier than the polling.

Nevertheless, a day earlier than the polls, a number of unbiased candidates have withdrawn their nominations after being approached by others. In the meantime, some political events have introduced their help for candidates contesting the by-polls.

Sources have claimed that unbiased candidate Umair Ali Anjum has withdrawn in help MQM-P’s candidate, whereas one other candidate Naeem Hashmat has additionally withdrawn from the election race.

Then again, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), Meo and Qureshi communities have introduced their help for the MQM-P candidate from this constituency.

One other unbiased candidate Shaheen Khan has withdrawn in help of Mohajir Qaumi Motion candidate, whereas PML-N has introduced its help for PPP candidate Nasir Lodhi.

Following the announcement of withdrawal and help, now 15 unbiased candidates, together with six from political events, will contest the NA-240 election.

The constituency contains 529,855 voters together with 294,385 male and 235,470 feminine voters. The ECP has established 309 polling stations and 1,236 polling cubicles.

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