Re-polling ended in 43 polling stations of Karachi’s NA-250 constituency after a low voter turnout was witnessed amidst tight security on Sunday, May 19. While in Hyderabad, 'unknown persons' torched three vehicles, attacked the residences of two PTI leaders, attacked a Lahore-bound train, and injured its driver, besides opening indiscriminate firing in various localities of the city and its adjoining areas. Supporters of Altaf Hussain staged a sit-in in Karachi's Aisha Manzil area whereas the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) took out a rally in Hyderabad city against remarks made by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan against MQM chief Altaf Hussain. Later this evening (May 19) the MQM announced that they would hold protests in Pakistan and in other countries against statements made by Imran Khan. – Text by Dawn.com, photos/captions by Agencies
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Pakistani army soldiers stand guard at a polling station as women queue to cast their ballots during the re-poll of voters in the constituency known as NA-250 in Karachi on May 19, 2013. Hundreds of people queued up at 43 polling stations in a constituency of Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Sunday where a re-vote had been ordered over allegations of ballot stuffing.
Pakistani voters and army troops gather outside a polling station during the re-poll of voters in the constituency known as NA-250.
Pakistani army troops gather during the re-poll of voters in the constituency known as NA-250.
Pakistani women line up waiting to cast their ballots during re-polling for the general elections, at a polling station in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Pakistan's election commission finalised arrangements for re-polling in a Karachi’s constituency where complaints of non-availability of staff, election material and alleged rigging compelled the authorities to reorder the polling.
Pakistani policemen stand guard near a burnt vehicle set on fire by protesters demonstrating against Imran Khan in Hyderabad on May 19, 2013. Khan on May 19, blamed a rival political leader for the killing of a senior member of his party, who was gunned down outside her home in the violence-plagued city of Karachi on the eve of a partial re-run in the southern city of the May 11 election.
A Pakistani man rides past burning tyres set on fire by protesters demonstrating against Imran Khan in Hyderabad on May 19, 2013.
Pakistani relatives and mourners of Zahra Shahid Hussain, a senior member of former Pakistani cricket star Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in Sindh, carry her body during her funeral procession in Karachi, Pakistan, Sunday, May 19, 2013. Police said gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed her outside her home on Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the city of Karachi in the southern Sindh province.
A supporter of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan holds a placard as she shouts slogans with others during a protest against the killing of Zahra Shahid Hussain, a leading member of the PTI, in Lahore on May 19, 2013.
Policemen stand guard at a mosque while an ambulance transports the coffin of Zara Shahid Hussain, a senior female politician from cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, after a funeral prayer in Karachi May 19, 2013.
An army soldier (R) sits on a chair while a voter stamps his ballot papers inside a booth at a polling station during re-polling for the general elections in Karachi, May 19, 2013. Sunday's voting took place at 43 polling stations across the constituency and, for the first time, each ballot box was guarded by a ranger and a soldier inside the booth instead of outside.
A paramilitary soldier stands guard inside a polling station during re-polling.
A voter stamps his ballot papers inside a booth at a polling station during re-polling.
An army soldier stands guard on a road leading to a polling station during re-polling.
An army soldier talks to election officials whom female voters go to for their ballot papers, inside a booth at a polling station during re-polling.