In his acceptance speech, Katana said he was happy to be declared the candidate who will be the party flag bearer in the by-election
set for October 17.
Speaking Tuesday, July 30, Chairman Korkoya did not give a specific date for the pending senatorial by-election
but says the NEC is working on a budget to present formally to the government for the poll.
Haleem Adil Sheikh said state resources were used in the by-election
by the ruling party leaders.
According to independent observers, the by-election
will also have an impact on the number of seats in the lower house of parliament as both PTI and PPP are investing their political capital to gain control of the constituency.
The turnout for the by-election
was 28% with 964 votes cast and only four spoiled ballot papers.
"However, I'm very pleased to see that a broad Remain coalition is emerging for this upcoming by-election
. Renew helped broker a similar arrangement for the Peterborough by-election
and were disappointed that the plan did not proceed.
Reportedly, the premier extended this assurance when Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) MPA, Ali Gohar Mahar, told him that the PPP was expected to rig the upcoming by-election
and demanded deployment of army and Rangers personnel on polling day.
'They were very disciplined and respected the law and election regulations; I feel this is a model of a good election,' he told reporters after the announcement of the Sandakan by-election
results here tonight.
He too entered the provincial legislature in October last year after contesting the by-election
to PK-61, Nowshera-IV - another seat vacated by his father.
"I'll announce the party I shall use to vie for the seat once the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declares the seat vacant," he said.Ms Rehema Ali, a staunch supporter of Ms Jumwa, said the lawmaker has sacrificed a lot for the party, recalling an incident when she was arrested and detained by police over hate speech in 2016.Ms Ali urged the party to reconsider its decision, arguing that a by-election
will hurt the tourism industry.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, he said opposition was also contesting the by-election
on the Balochistan Assembly seat PB-26-Quetta and had nominated Maulana Wali Mohammad Turabi of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl.
Talking to media persons, he said levies force and Frontier Corps personnel had been deployed at 49 poling stations to ensure peace in the areas for holding By-election