RO rejects Shehryar’s plea for re-vote

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The Returning Officer (RO) supervising the Senate elections at the National Assembly has refused to entertain a plea from PTI MNA Shehryar Afridi to re-cast his vote after he made a mistake on his ballot paper.

“We have rejected a plea from Shehryar Afridi to recast his vote,” announced the returning officer after Shehryar Afridi requested the Election Commission of Pakistan to let him cast his vote for the Senate elections afresh after he mistakenly signed the ballot paper.

“It is submitted that I have been feeling unwell for the past few days and couldn’t attend the meetings of the party for preparations of elections,” he said in a letter to the ECP presiding officer.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan took the MNA to task for wasting his vote by mistakenly signing the ballot paper.