PTI vows to challenge NA-249 result

By: News Desk      Published: 02:34 PM, 30 Apr, 2021
PTI vows to challenge NA-249 result
Khurram Sher Zaman addresses the news conference.

PTI Karachi chapter has rejected the result of NA-249 by-poll terming it fraudulent and accused the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of changing the outcome, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

PTI President, Karachi chapter, Khurram Sher Zaman said this while holding a press conference at Insaaf House, Karachi, along with general secretary Saeed Afridi and PTI defeated candidate Amjad Afridi on Friday. 

He said PTI did not accept the result of NA-249 and it would challenge the result in a court of law. He alleged that ECP officials were involved in the alteration of election result and demanded an investigation into the properties of ECP officials. He alleged money was used to get the desired results.

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Mr Zaman said the PTI demanded not to hold election in the month of Ramazan and the dismal turnout was due to Ramazan. He said rising Covid-19 cases also deterred voters to come out and cast their ballots. He was of the view that ECP which ignored pleas to delay the by-poll was responsible for the spread of corona virus in the province.

He said on the day of 29th April, PTI was winning as people were thronging its camps during election day and the party workers and leaders were being updated by CMS system they were using to monitor the results. According to this, the PTI candidate had already got 17,000 votes. 

He said PTI was on top of local surveys and was touted as favorite. He said PPP was nowhere to be seen as strong party in the recently held surveys. 

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Mr Zaman also wondered how PML-N Miftah Ismail ended up as a runner-up to the polls. The PML-N candidate had never been seen in the election campaign, the PTI leader said, adding that positions for number one and number two had already been decided. 

Mr Zaman said it was PTI who tried to resolve the problems of the area. He said PPP government had failed to improve the condition of the Baldia for the last 14 years and it was PTI leader Faisal Vawda who initiated development schemes worth thousands of rupees in the area.

Reporter Sameen Nawaz