PTI asks ECP to void violence-marred NA-240 by-poll, demands revote

By: News Desk
Published: 02:49 PM, 19 Jun, 2022
PTI asks ECP to void violence-marred NA-240 by-poll, demands revote
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has demanded of the election commission to declare the NA-240 by-poll in Karachi null and void keeping in view the extraordinary reports of violence and rigging, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

A political committee meeting of PTI was held in Islamabad under the chair of party Chief Imran Khan on Sunday. 

The meeting demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to cancel the result of violence-marred and rigging-hit NA-240 by-election in Karachi by declaring it void and order a re-vote. 

PTI Chairman Imran said that it was strange that despite the clear reports of violence and rigging in the by-poll, the ECP did not nullify the election.

On this occasion, PTI Sindh President Ali Haider Zaidi presented a detailed report on the NA 240 by-poll in the meeting. 

The committee expressed its deep concern over the failure of the ECP to conduct peaceful, fair and transparent election even in one constituency. 

“The efficiency of election commission to hold fair election in NA 240 remained pathetic,” Imran deplored adding that only 8% turnout during the by-poll spoke volumes of people’s disenchantment with the electoral process.

He wondered why the ECP did not void the election this time when it had already nullified Daska by-election on 40% turnout. 

“The double standards of the ECP in its decision making rules raise serious question over its impartiality,” the former premier enunciated pressing the ECP to annul the NA 240 by-poll. . 

Reporter Saud Butt