KARACHI: PTI candidate Amjadullah Khan from NA-245 announced his withdrawal in favour of MQM.
By-polls in the two constituencies began at 8:00am amid strict security and will continue till 5:00pm without any disruption. The NA-245 constituency includes areas: Nagan Chowrangi, Sakhi Hasan, Five Star, Shadman and barren areas around the Inter Board Office. There are 409,655 registered voters in the area. There are 227 polling stations in the area.
By-polls at NA-245 are being conducted in the area after MQM National Assembly member Rehan Hashmi resigned from his seat. The constituency PS-115 includes areas around Lines Area and New Sindhi Muslim Society.
At PS115 the main contestants are the MQM candidate Faisal Rafiq and Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi candidate Jamil Qadri. The seat was left vacant after Haqiqi parliamentarian Arshad Vohra resigned. He has been nominated as deputy mayor by the MQM now.
Over 100,000 voters have been registered in the constituencies. There are 83 polling stations in the area.