PPP to fight by-poll results case in ECP

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Observer Report

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with regard to a petition challenging NA-249 by-poll results, it has been learnt.

According to details, the PPP has established a legal team comprising of Farooq H. Naek, Latif Khosa, Qadir Khan Mandokhel and others that would plead the party’s case before the election commission.

Divulging details on the matter, the Pakistan People’s Party candidate who won from NA-249, Qadir Khan Mandokhel said that he would be leaving for Islamabad from Karachi tomorrow to appear before the ECP.

“The Pakistan People’s Party will respond to every query raised by the ECP and will present evidence of transparency during polls if needed,” he said.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a stay order on NA-249 by-poll results on Saturday after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Miftah Ismail challenged the results.

Other than issuing a stay order, the Election Commission of Pakistan also set a hearing on the petition of Miftah Ismail for May 04.