Apart from issuing a keep order, the ECP additionally set a listening to on the petition of Miftah Ismail for Could 04.
Earlier within the day, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) turned down pleas of PTI and PML-N candidates in search of recounting of votes solid in Thursday’s NA-249 Karachi by-election.
The fee’s returning officer (RO) dismissed the election petitions filed by PTI’s Amjad Afridi and PML-N’s Miftah Ismail.
Afridi in his petition raised objections to the outcomes of 21 polling stations of the Nationwide Meeting constituency in Karachi and alleged rigging at a minimum of two polling stations.
He requested the fee to order recounting of votes solid within the by-poll and conduct a probe into rigging costs.
Miftah Ismail identified discrepancies in Kind-45 and Kind-47, calling for recounting of ballots. He wrote a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner to have his grievance redressed after the RO rejected his vote recount plea.
PPP’s Abdul Qadir Mandokhail received the election by securing 16,150 votes, in response to unofficial outcomes. PML-N’s Miftah Ismail was the runner-up with 15,473 votes. Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s Mufti Nazeer Kamalvi clinched the third place with 11,125 votes, adopted by Mustafa Kamal of the PSP who bagged 9,227 votes.
PTI’s candidate Amjad Afridi secured 8,922 votes whereas Hafiz Mursaleen of the MQM 7,511.