PM Imran Khan demands re-polling in 20 polling stations of NA-75

By: News Desk      Published: 10:39 PM, 22 Feb, 2021
PM Imran Khan demands re-polling in 20 polling stations of NA-75

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday demanded the re-polling in 20 polling stations of NA-75 (Daska). 

The prime minister urged his candidate Ali Asjad Malhi to file an application before the ECP for re-polling in 20 polling stations. PTI wants transparency in all the elections including Senate, he added.

In a tweet, the prime minister wrote, “Have always struggled for fair & free elections. So even though there is no legal compulsion to do so before ECP announces results, I would request our PTI candidate to ask for re-polling in the 20 polling stations Opposition is crying hoarse over in the Daska NA 75 bye-election. 

“It is because we want transparency that we are seeking open ballot for Senate elections.

“We will always seek to strengthen a fair and free election process. Unfortunately, others lack this commitment. When we wanted 4 constituencies opened after the 2013 elections, it took us over two years.”

The by-poll in NA-75 (Daska) was held on February 19. The controversary hit the election when the returning officer said that the staff of 20 polling stations went missing. The RO said that the above said staff reached his office at 6am on February 20. He said that the administration did not facilitate the Election Commission of Pakistan. 

After the controversary, both the PML-N and PTI candidates claimed their victory in the election. Two people were killed and many others injured during the clash of both the party workers in Daska.