Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) workers had a face-off at an election camp in Saddar area during the by-elections for one National Assembly and one Sindh Assembly seat in the City on Sunday.
The workers of both political parties levelled slogans at each other during the standoff, however, tension the was soon defused when Rangers intervened and brought the situation under control.
Police contingents were deployed at election camps across the city to prevent any further untoward incident.
Polling was held for the by-election on Karachi’s NA-247, PS-111 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat PK-71. The polling started at 8 am and ended at 5 pm.
Twelve candidates are in the run for the NA-247 seat while 11 are contesting for the Sindh Assembly seat. NA-247 was vacated by President Dr Arif Alvi while PS-111 was vacated by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.