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ECP announces polling schedule for NA-205 Ghotki

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday issued polling schedule for NA-205-Ghotki-II.

The polling on the seat vacant due to death of Ali Muhammad Mahar, the former federal minister will be held on July 18.

“The nomination papers can be obtained and submitted from June 12 to 14”, the ECP said in its schedule.

On June 15 final list of the candidates will be issued and scrutiny will be completed on June 18.

June 27 has been set by the ECP for candidates to withdraw their nomination papers, whereas election symbols will be allotted to the candidates on June 28.

The polling will be held on July 18 on the constituency.

NA-205-Ghotki seat was vacant due to the death of Ali Muhammad Mahar on May 21 due to cardiac arrest.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed sorrow over the demise of his cabinet member and offered condolence to the bereaved family.

Mahar was born on 12 January 1967 to Ali Anwar Khan Mahar, an influential political family of Sindh.

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from NA-205 (Ghotki-II) seat in General Election, 2018. Following his successful election, he announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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