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The government officials and European Union observers also visited the re-polling in 43 polling stations of NA-250 on Sunday.

During their visit, Chief Secretary Sindh Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry alongwith IG police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch reviewed the polling arrangements in constituutency NA-250.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui and Additional IG Iqbal Mahmood, also accompanied them.

They took a comprehensive round of the area i.e. NA-250, including Club Road, Sharae-Faisal, Abdullah Haroon Road, Fatima Jinnah Road, Clifton Road, DHA, Gizri, Khaliquzzaman Road, Boat Basin, Mae Kallachi Road, Sultanabad, Hijrat Colony, TeenTalwar, Pakistan Chowk, Gari Khata, Qayayyumabad, Railway Colony and Aram Bagh area.

The Chief Secretary heard the issues of voters at various polling stations, and issued on the spot orders for proper display of the concerned voters list at main gate of polling stations, enabling the voters to conveniently cast their votes.

At DHA Women College, the team of EUEOM (European Union Election Observations Mission) led by Ms. Mariana Skopa (Legal Analyst) met with Chief Secretary and expressed satisfaction over the adequate arrangements of polling.

Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry on a suggestion from the voters, contacted the PEC and requested them to send their respective officer to those polling stations, where guidance is required.

While talking to newsmen, during the visit, he noted that the Sindh Government is providing congenial atmosphere for peaceful, free and fair elections.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senior Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the caretaker government in Sindh has failed to conduct free and fair elections in the province.

Talking to reporters during his visit to various polling stations of NA-250 on Sunday, Qureshi said Karachiites have supported “Naya Pakistan” while the forces who captured the City fear the popularity of the PTI.

He said that the people have rejected the politics of threats and now they will not allow anybody to steal their mandate by force.

He said that PTI will reply to every notice of MQM and transparent elections will bring the original mandate of the people. He demanded for the re-election on every constituency where rigging has been reported.

To a question, he said that many people have been killed in Karachi but the police failed to arrest the killers and I raise a question that why Zahra Shahid Hussain has been killed?.

Meanwhile, PTI leader and candidate for NA-250 Dr Arif Alvi said that if Army has been deployed inside the polling station on May 11, PTI would have defeated the rival candidate in the City.

He said he is satisfied with the security arrangements and voter turn out has been witnessed high on many of the polling stations.

He demanded the authorities to arrest the culprits involved in the assassination of PTI woman leader Zahra Shahid Hussain ,adding, that the protest will continue in the City for repolling in all the constituencies in Karachi.