SHC halts by-polls on 9 NA seats in Karachi.

KARACHI: In a relief for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday temporarily barred the Election Commission of Pakistan from holding by-elections on nine National Assembly constituencies in Karachi, where by-polls were scheduled to take place on March 16. The NA seats fell vacant as the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) de-notified the PTI lawmakers after Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted their resignations. More than 120 MNAs belonging to the PTI tendered their resignations en masse after Imran Khan's government was ousted through a no-confidence motion in April last year. The SHC issued the order while hearing a petition filed by PTI's Faheem Khan and others against the acceptance of their...

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