PTI to move SC against ECP’s Daska re-polling order


ISLAMABAD – The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file an appeal against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) order pertaining to re-polling for NA-75 Daska seat.

PTI leader Usman Dar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed ECP’s fresh ruling over Daska by-election.

During the meeting, PM Imran Khan ordered Dar to challenge ECP’s Daska re-polling verdict.

According to sources, PTI candidate Ali Asjad Malhi will file an appeal in Supreme Court against the ECP’s re-polling order in the NA-75 Daska constituency.

Earlier in the day, the ECP declared the by-polls of the NA-75 Daska constituency null and void. It announced that the voting for the by-polls will be held on March 18 again.

The PML-N had requested the election body for re-election in the Daska constituency as the February 19 election was marred by various controversies.

The ECP had withheld the results after 20 presiding officers of polling stations in the constituency went missing and they submitted the results with 14 hours delay.

The DRO and RO suspected that the results of 20 polling stations in the NA-75 by-election have been rigged, the ECP had said.

The NA-75 was also a hotly-contested constituency as it saw violence throughout the day. Two people – one belonged to the PML-N and the other was a PTI worker – were killed during the firing incident.

PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz has welcomed the decision, stating that the public had averted an attempt of poll rigging in Daska.

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