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NA-250 PTI candidate Arif Alvi wins

Updated May 20, 2013 12:59am
The image shows PTI supporters at a party rally. — Photo by AFP
The image shows PTI supporters at a party rally. — Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf's (PTI) Arif Alvi has won the NA-250 seat after re-polling was conducted in 43 polling stations of the constituency, DawnNews reported.

Alvi won over 17,000 votes, which was far ahead of his opponent Naimatullah Khan of Jamaat-i-Islami, who managed to capture only 446 votes, according to unofficial results.

PTI candidates for provincial assembly seats PS112 and PS113 were also victorious after re-polling.

The MQM, PPP and a minor religious party had already declared that they had boycotted the re-polling process.

The NA-250 seat has been one of much contention and controversy in Karachi, with allegations of vote-rigging and other irregularities reported on election day.

Earlier on reports suggested that voter turnout had been low for the re-polling process.

Re-polling also comes a day after senior vice-president of PTI Sindh chapter, Zahra Shahid Hussain, was killed outside her DHA Phase IV residence.