Farooq wins NA-255 byelection

Published June 24, 2003

KARACHI, June 23: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Dr Farooq Sattar emerged victorious in the by-election to the National Assembly constituency NA-255 by securing 73,334 votes here on Monday, according to unofficial results.

His closest rival was Aslam Mujahid of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, who could muster only 17,154 votes.

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of MNA Mehmood Qureshi of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement. But, in the by-election, its candidate Syed Abid Jafri bagged only 1099 votes. A total of 16 candidates were in the run.

The number of votes cast was 95,645, of which 95,103 were valid while 542 votes were rejected.

Opinion

Editorial

More leaks
Updated 29 Sep, 2022

More leaks

Recent leaks look more like an inside job than the work of a foreign power.
A depressing winter
29 Sep, 2022

A depressing winter

WINTER is on its way, with a massive gas crunch looming as elevated global LNG prices have eroded the cash-strapped...
Great expectations
29 Sep, 2022

Great expectations

CONSIDERING that the Afghan Taliban have been in the saddle for over a year now, the UN has expressed frustration...
The whole truth
28 Sep, 2022

The whole truth

THE war on truth has never been more relentless than it is today. Authoritarianism is on the rise and purveyors of...
Real-world trolls
Updated 28 Sep, 2022

Real-world trolls

It's reprehensible how PTI supporters now seem convinced that politicians from opposing camps aren't entitled to basic dignity.
Islamabad wildlife
28 Sep, 2022

Islamabad wildlife

PRESERVING biodiversity is low on the list of priorities of both state and society. However, successful attempts at...