PML-N looks to enter Karachi through NA- 249

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The NA-249 constituency of District West may well prove to be the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s gateway to Karachi’s electoral fray. With the party chief, Shehbaz Sharif, contesting for the National Assembly seat from this constituency, his victory may well announce the party’s entry into the city’s politics.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, there are 331,430 voters registered in NA-249, of whom 129,889 are female and 201,541 are male. They will cast their votes in 257 polling stations set up across the constituency on July 25. The constituency also includes the provincial assembly seats of PS-115 and PS-116.
Overall, the area is inhabited by various ethnicities, including Punjabis, Pushtoons, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Baloch and members of the Urdu-speaking community.