Karachi July 7 (TNS): The election campaign in Karachi’s PS-114 is in full swing as all major political parties are holding corner meetings and rallies to mobilize the voters ahead of July 9 by-election.
A frenzied three-way contest between the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), MQM-P and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is expected in the PS-114 (Karachi-XXVI) by-poll.
The constituency covers Mehmoodabad and Manzoor Colony areas, where PPP’s Saeed Ghani, MQM-Pakistan’s Kamran Tessori and PTI’s Najeeb Haroon, JI’s Zahoor Ahmed Jadoon, are in fray for the seat.
In May 2013 general elections, PS-114 was won by Irfanullah Marwat on a PML-N ticket but his victory was declared void by the election tribunal in July 2014.
The situation took an interesting turn when Marwat announced not to contest the by-poll and to instead support the PTI.