ECP requested to postpone Karachi by-poll due to Covid-19

The government, in its request, adopted the belief that having public gatherings and corner meetings during increasing cases of coronavirus is dangerous.

The government representative moreover requested the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to postpone the election until a reduction in the intensity of the third wave.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had issued a ticket to its local leader, Amjad Afridi, whereas Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) nominated former finance minister Miftah Ismail.