KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday accepted nomination papers filed by former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan for contesting by-election on three National Assembly constituencies in Karachi.

The ECP rejected all objections raised by his rival parties against Mr Khan’s candidature.

The returning officers of NA-246 (Lyari in district South), NA-237 (district Malir) and NA-239 (district Korangi) accepted the nomination papers of the PTI chief.

Speaking to reporters, former Sindh governor and senior PTI leader Imran Ismail said: “Now the people will give their verdict in the next month by-polls by electing Imran Khan from all three constituencies.

“The parties of the imported government used every tactic to keep Imran Khan away from electoral process, but they have failed terribly. The results of the by-elections will be a reflection of the next general elections when the people of Pakistan would elect Imran Khan with two-third majority,” he claimed.

Published in Dawn, August 17th, 2022

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