Karachi: Workers from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday tore the banners and posters of opposition parties during by-polls election campaign rally in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city.

The rally was taken out in the NA-243 constituency from where chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Prime Minister Imran Khan won during the July 25 election against MQM-P’s Ali Raza Abidi and fell vacant after Imran Khan decided to keep the seat of his home town constituency from Mianwali.

MQM-P candidate for the by-polls Amir Chishti, who was leading the campaign rally upon his arrival at Sabzi Mandi area of the city his workers reportedly, tore posters of opposition parties including their allies PTI and arch rivals Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP).

Chishti while speaking to media said, “Our workers were not involved in any such act it was an attempt to sabotage our rally we have directed our workers to stay calm.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party have formed an alliance for by-polls in Karachi according to sources, PML-N will support the candidates of PPP in the metropolis.