NA-240 by-polls: Imran unhappy with PTI Karachi chapter’s decisions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday expressed displeasure over the party’s Karachi chapter leadership for not contesting the by-election to NA-240.

He said that PTI should have contest the by-polls in the NA-240 constituency. The PTI Karachi leaders gave the reason for not participating in the by-polls, saying that they want to expose the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) besides showing low turn-out without PTI.

After being scolded by Khan, PTI Karachi decided to contest the upcoming by-elections to NA-245, Karachi.

The National Assembly (NA-245) seat fell vacant after the demise of Aamir Liaquat Hussain.

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced to contest by-election to NA-245 seat.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, PTI leader and former Sindh governor Imran Ismail said that the party will contest the NA-245 by-election, pointing out that all political parties including MQM-P have been rejected by the citizens.

He termed the Pakistan People’s Party-led (PPP) Sindh government as ‘oppressive’, saying that despite being in government for 14 years, they have failed to provide basic necessities to the citizens.

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