Zhob’s Qadir Mandokhail elected MNA on PPP ticket from Karachi
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Qadir Mandokhail advocate emerged victorious in the NA-249 by-election in Karachi after securing 16,156 votes.
Mr. Mandokhail belongs to Balochistan’s Zhob area and settled in the country’s largest city long time ago.

PML-N’s Miftah Ismail came in second with 15,473 votes, followed by the candidate from the recently banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), Mufti Nazeer Ahmed Kamalvi, who secured 11,125 votes, unofficial results showed.

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal was at fourth place with 9,227 votes, followed by PTI’s Amjad Afridi with 8,922 votes.

NA-249, Karachi West II, was created in 2018 by amalgamating areas that previously fell in two NA constituencies (NA-239 and NA-240) during three general elections held from 2002 to 2013.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz, who was active on Twitter all through the night, claimed that the election was stolen by “only a few hundred votes”.

“The election commission must withhold the results of one of the most disputed & controversial elections. Even if it doesn’t, this victory will be temporary and will come back to the PML-N soon.”

Some people on social media from Mr. Mandokhail’s native city Zhob also expressed pleasure over his election. Mandokhail is the second member National Assembly elected on PPP ticket after Rafiullah Agha from Balochistan.

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