NA-246 by-election: Altaf says MQM will emerge as victor

Altaf Hussain says he welcomes PTI chief to address his supporters in Karachi

Web Desk April 08, 2015
A file photo of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. PHOTO: MQM

KARACHI: Days ahead of polling in the NA-246, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain welcomed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to address his supporters in Karachi, Express News reported.

The NA-246 seat fell vacant after Nabil Gabol, who was elected on MQM ticket in the 2013 general elections, resigned from his seat after developing differences with the party. As a result, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced to hold by-polls on April 23.

PTI leaders had announced that party chairperson Imran Khan will visit Karachi on April 9.

Read: By-Polls for Karachi's NA-246 to be held on April 23

Addressing his party workers at the Jinnah Ground in Azizabad via telephone, the MQM chief said voting in the constituency will be in his favour.

"My loved ones would vote for me," he declared, adding that "my sisters and brothers will win".

Altaf also said no one can love someone or be loved by someone forcefully.

Read: Violence in Karimabad: Seven men arrested after PTI, MQM workers clash

The NA-246 constituency is hustling and bustling due to the by-election scheduled for April 23. On April 4, MQM workers had allegedly attacked a PTI election camp in Karimabad and set the party flag on fire.


sunny | 6 years ago | Reply Pti will win this election. Go altaf Go.
Irfan | 6 years ago | Reply Altaf Hussain is right that he will win NA-246, the people of this area willfully elect MQM, because they know the holocaust for NA-246 resident, if MQM fails to win.
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