PTI, TLP eyeing political alliance in NA-249 by-election

Dunya News

The seat was vacated after PTI's Faisal Vawda resigned as MNA

KARACHI (Dunya News) – A new political alliance between ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is on the cards in the upcoming by-election in NA-249 constituency. The NA-249 seat was vacated after newly elected Senator Faisal Vawda resigned as an MNA.

According to details, the possible tie up for NA-249 by-election was discussed between PTI Karachi and TLP leadership during a telephonic conversation on Thursday. Both parties are considering fielding a joint candidate for the seat.

In the 2018 election, former MNA Faisal Vawda defeated PML-N President Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in NA-249. Vawda received more than 35,000 votes, edging out Shehbaz Sharif who received over 34,000 votes. Mufti Abid Mubarak of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan came in third, securing more than 23,000 votes.