KARACHI: The voting process for the constituency NA 258 by-polls on Monday ended at 5 PM and the counting of votes began.
According to latest reports from the constituency available with TheNewsTribe.com, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Abdul Hakim Baloch is leading the vote count with 1375 votes.
Abdul Hakeem Baloch was elected MNA from NA-258 central District Karachi in the general election 2013 on Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) ticket.
But this constituency become vacant due to resignation tendered by Abdul Hakim Baloch from the National Assembly seat.. So Bye election held in NA-258 Karachi is elected MNA from NA-258 Karachi-XX in bye election held on 28-11-2016.
A total of eleven candidates from various various political parties contested the election. Polling began at 08:00 AM and concluded at 05:00 PM without any interruption.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced the by-election on 22nd November. The poll date later extended to 24th November, due to IDEAS 2016 defence exhibition.
Rangers had been deployed both inside and outside the polling stations during the by-elections. Mobile phones were also restricted from polling stations.
Out of 2287 polling stations, 60 had been declared highly sensitive, while 207 polling stations were regarded sensitive.