PPP also looked at the seat vacated by Faisal Vawda. Muftah Ismail of PPP ally PML-N is also in the fray.
The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has called for applications from candidates seeking by-elections from NA-249, a National Assembly seat that fell vacant following the resignation of PTI leader Faisal Wawda.
According to the report of news agency, PTI leader Faisal Vawda has resigned from National Assembly seat 249 from Karachi after which by-elections will be held in this constituency. PPP has started preparations to field candidates in the by-elections.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of Bilawal House said that the PPP has invited applications for issuing party tickets to those who want to contest elections from this constituency. According to the spokesperson of Bilawal House, the aspiring candidates within a week. Send applications to Bilawal House or the party’s Islamabad office.
In the 2018 election, Faisal Vawda and Shahbaz Sharif were face to face on this seat in which Faisal Vawda defeated Shahbaz Sharif by a narrow margin and won the election while Qadir Khan Mandokhel contested the election on behalf of PPP who filed a petition for disqualification of Faisal Wada. Has done.
In the 2018 election, Faisal Vawda polled 35344 votes while Shahbaz Sharif polled 34626 votes. Mufti Abid Mubarak of Tehreek-e-Labeek came third with 23981 votes while MQM came third with 10534 votes and PPP came fifth with 7236 votes. If the vote bank of PDM parties is combined, it becomes more than 52,000, ie the margin is more than 17,000.
It may be recalled that Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s party had contested the elections in 2018 on MMA ticket and the unanimous MMA candidate had polled 10,307 votes.
It may be recalled that a disqualification case was heard in the Islamabad High Court against Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda in which his lawyer submitted his resignation from the National Assembly before the court.
On the other hand, the Speaker of the National Assembly has not yet received his resignation. Until the Speaker reaches the National Assembly and accepts his resignation, Faisal Vawda will be considered a member of the National Assembly.
It may be recalled that PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif has decided to issue tickets to party leader Muftah Ismail for by-elections in this constituency.