PTI candidate challenges results of PK-63 by-poll in election commission
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the results of the by-election in the PK-63 constituency in the Election Commission.
PTI candidate Umar Kakakhel, who lost the by-election for the provincial assembly seat to a consensus candidate of the opposition parties, has submitted an application to the Election Commission challenging the election results. He says his rival candidate won the by-election through bogus votes. The applicant has also said that counterfeit ballot papers were used to help his rival candidate win the by-election.
He said the number of ballot papers used in the by-election was much higher than the number of ballot papers issued by the Election Commission. He said that ballot papers went missing at many polling stations. He said that more than one copies of form 46 were issued. He said that mismanagement at several polling stations made the election results controversial. He has urged the Election Commission to hold an inquiry into this issue.
Talking to the media, Kakakhel said that AN organised vote rigging was done in his constituency. He said that around 6,000 ballot papers went missing from various polling stations.
PTI’s Kakakhel had lost the February 19 by-election to Ikhtiar Wali Khan of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).