Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidates Qamar Abbas Rizvi and Advocate Mahfooz Yar Khan have won the by-polls of PS-117 and PS-106, respectively, with big margins.

According to unconfirmed unofficial results, Qamar Abbas has bagged more than 10,000 votes in PS-117 while the PTI’s Rafaqat Ali stood second.

In PS-106, MQM’s Mahfooz Yar Khan won with over 11, 000 votes.

A very low turnout was witnessed in the two constituencies due to a lack of hype for the by-elections.

The polling process started at 8:00 am continued till 5:00 pm without any formal break.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had put in place extraordinary security arrangements to ensure peaceful elections. Special contingents of Pakistan Army and Sindh Rangers had also been deployed to assist Police in the maintenance of law and order.