NA-258 by-election on November 24

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A by-election for the NA-258 constituency will be held on 24th November 2016.

National Assembly constituency NA-258 consists of Malir and Gudap areas of Muslimabad, Ibaheem Haidri, Rahreh Goth, Keatal Colony, Gulshan Hadeed, Baloch Goth and other adjacent localities.

This constituency was considered as the stronghold of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) but Hakim Baloch of Pakistan Muslim League won this seat in the 2013 general elections. The seat fell vacant when Hakim Baloch resigned and joined the PPP.

Hakim Baloch is now contesting the by-election from this constituency on a PPP ticket. MQM’s Mumtaz Ali Imrani, JUI-F’s Maulana Akran Shah, and Sunni Tehreek’s Munawar Ali Gabol are among the 16 candidates from NA-258.

Pakistan Muslim League has not fielded any candidate for the seat while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has boycotted the by-election.