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ECP rejects pleas seeking delay in NA-249 by-election


Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected all requests to delay the by-election of NA-249 seats and decided to start voting on April 29.

As per details, Sindh government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and MQM had requested the commission to postpone the by-polls; however, District Returning Officer (DRO) Nadeem Haider said that all arrangements for the polls have been completed and over 350,000 ballot papers have already been printed.

It merits mention that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had issued ticket to local official Amjad Afridi whereas Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had nominated Miftah Ismail for the by-election.

The seat fell vacant after PTI leader Faisal Vawda resigned to participate in the Senate polls. 

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