Pakistan Peoples Party wins Karachi National Assembly By-Election
Karachi, 30 April: The PPP has secured victory in the NA-249 by-election held on Thursday in the city's District West.
Unofficial and provisional results show a close contest between the PML-N and PPP in the final count.
PPP's Abdul Qadir Mandokhel had led the race with PML-N's Miftah Ismail close behind.
The remaining prominent candidates of the 30 total contesting were the banned TLP's Nazeer Ahmed, who for the most part maintained third place, followed by PTI candidate Amjad Iqbal Afridi, former Karachi mayor and PSP candidate Mustafa Kamal, and MQM-P candidate Hafiz Muhammad Mursaleen.
PML-N has alleged rigging in the results marred by slow results count.
Meanwhile ECP has assured that if any evidence of irregularity is found, strict action will be taken.