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By-election schedule for NA-240 Karachi issued

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday issued a schedule for a by-election on a National Assembly seat, NA-240, in Karachi that fell vacant due to the demise of MQM-P MNA Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan earlier this month.

According to a notification issued by the commission, candidates will be able to file their nomination papers from May 7 to May 10, after which a list of nominated candidates will be published the next day.

The returning officer will conduct scrutiny of papers until May 14 and appeals against acceptance or rejection of nominations could be filed before an appellate tribunal until May 17. Voting will take place on June 16.

The NA seat fell vacant after Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, a member of the National Assembly (MNA) belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), died on April 19.

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