The nomination papers of PTI Chairman Imran Khan were accepted for NA 237 and NA 246 by the returning officers on Tuesday.
According to the PTI leaders Imran Ismail Imran, Haleem Adil Sheikh and others the nomination papers of their party chief had been accepted by returning officers despite the objections raised by their opponents in Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on NA 237 Malir and NA 246 Lyari which fell vacant after the resignations of two PTI MNAs were accepted by NA Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf and then functionaries of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to hold by-polls on September 25.
The PPP awarded tickets to Sardar Nabil Gabol and Abdul Hakim Baloch to contest by-polls against PTI Chairman Imran Khan in NA 246 (Lyari) and NA 237 (Malir), respectively. Faryal Talpur, who is central president PPP (women wing) gave away the tickets to both party candidates at Zardari House in Karachi on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Talpur said that both the PPP candidates would retain their seats from Lyari and Malir areas of Karachi. She said that PTI chairman Imran Khan was only trying to waste the time and money of the country by contesting from nine seats during the by-polls. She said that both seasoned stalwarts would inflict heavy defeat on Imran Khan from the hubs of PPP.
Meanwhile, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari has accelerated his political activities and on Tuesday summoned Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Syed Nasir Shah to Dubai. According to credible sources, Nasir Shah reached Dubai where Zardari had already been staying for many days due to ‘health issues’. The former president summoned Shah to discuss the overall political situation of the province.