Schedule for by-polls on 35 NA seats next week

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The Election Commission of Pakistan is likely to release the schedule for by-polls on 35 National Assembly seats vacated by PTI lawmakers next week. The decision was taken in an ECP meeting held in Islamabad, say sources.

The Election Commission of Pakistan recently denotified 35 Members of the National Assembly of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after the NA speaker accepted their resignations.

Meanwhile, the Sindh High Court on Thursday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Jamaat-e-Islami’s plea challenging the results of three councilors seats in Baldia UC-2 in Karachi LG polls. PTI and JI moved SHC against the victory of Pakistan People’s Party candidates from Baldia UC-2.

The court said as per law, it cannot hear the plea regarding alleged ‘rigging’ in the polls at present and directed the parties to contact the election tribunal on the issue. It may be noted that all the political parties are raising allegations of rigging during the Karachi LG polls.