MQM bags wins election in Karachi

As in karachi  highly expected the Muttahida Qaumi Movement re-captured both the constituencies of PS-117 and PS-106 of the Sindh Assembly in by-elections held on date 9th  Thursday, according to unofficial results.
In PS-106, MQM’s Mahfoozyar Khan bagged 18,137 votes to defeat his closest rival Sardar Abdul Samad of Pakistan Peoples Party (ppp) who could manage only 960 votes while Pakistan tehreek-e- insaf( PTI’s)  Nusrat Anwar could muster only 524 votes. Out of over 176,000 registered voters in the constituency, only 19,976 cast vote, with voter turnout recorded at 11 per cent.
In PS-117, Ali Raza of Tehreek-i-Islami secured 1,018 votes. His closest MQM’s retd Maj Qamar Abbas emerged victorious with 10,738 out of total 14,235 votes cast, PTI’s Rifaqat Qamar managed to get 950 votes, followed by PPP’s Javed Maqbool Butt (924) and JUI’s Syed Naeem Shah (432).

With total Fourteen Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty Five(14,235) votes cast out of over 163,000 voters in the constituency, the voter turnout remained at the lowest at nine per cent. At least 79 votes were rejected on technical grounds.

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