NA-247 and NA-243 are gripped by election fever just like any other constituency in Pakistan but what makes these two constituencies important are the heavy weights candidates. But many are questioning the decision of MQM to contest these constituencies with their powerful leaders, calling it a gamble and conspiracy.
In NA-247 Farooq Sattar is the contestant from MQM Pakistan and will face Arif Alvi (PTI), Jibran Nasir (Independent), General (R) Pervez Musharraf (AMPL) & Mustafa Kamal (PSP). In 2013 Arif Alvi won the elections, will Farooq Sattar will be able to secure his seat?
The one person who really really deserves your vote in #Na243 is @abidifactor. A true karachiite. Local boy. Has worked day in day out. Easily accessible unlike some who r coming from mianwali. Vote sensibly. #NA243MQM
— Yasir Khan (@Yasirkhann7) July 23, 2018
.@SAMAATV is just becoming like Ummat Paper. Whatever they wish they just bring on air. I have Nothing to do with London and it’s only my wish for Ali Raza Abidi @abidifactor to win that seat as per merit as he is a genuine Karachite pic.twitter.com/052d5etR8N
— Wasay Jalil (@WasayJalil) July 22, 2018
Income tax details of NA243 candidates Shahla Raza, Imran Khan & Syed Ali Raza Abidi. @abidifactor paid pkr1,086,172 income tax in three years@ImranKhanPTI paid pkr339,616 income tax during 2015-17, in addition paid around 1.2m agriculture income tax
Shahla Raza paid pkr189,899 pic.twitter.com/c4EayOjgPp
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 18, 2018
Similarly in NA-243 MQM’s Syed Ali Raza Abidi will face PTI chairman Imran Khan, Shehla Raza (PPP), Muzammil Qureshi (PSP) and Osama Razi (MMA). In 2013 Muzammil Qureshi won the elections from MQM tickets.
This election will hopefully be last election for
Siraj ul Haq
A better future waits for Pakistan.
— Nadir Daman | ???? ????? (@nadirdaman) July 18, 2018
Dr #FarooqSattar candidate for National Assembly #NA245 and #NA247 accompanied by Adil Askari addressing a huge gathering of the residents of Bazatta Lines@DFSMQM #Vote4Kite #MQMPakistan pic.twitter.com/02AXbfvayh
— #MQM Pakistan (@MQMPakistan2) July 20, 2018
Farooq Sattar and Syed Ali Raza Abidi are among those MQM leaders who are said to be associated with Altaf Hussain. According to some sources they have been nominated from these constituencies so that they may fail to win, in other words it was to side line these two leaders.
Others believe that the reason to nominate such strong candidates was because MQM wanted to secure these two constituencies and that was not possible with weaker candidates.