“In pursuance of the availability of sub-section () of Part 98 of the Elections Act, 2017, […] the Election Fee of Pakistan hereby publishes the title of candidate returned to the Nationwide Meeting of Pakistan because of by-election held on 29.04.2021 from the beneath talked about constituency,” learn the notification.
Mandokhail emerged the victor for a second time yesterday after a recount of votes polled within the by-election.
After a recount of votes polled throughout all 276 stations, Mandokhail obtained 15,656 votes, whereas PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail secured 14,747, that means a victory margin of 909 votes.
When the unofficial by-poll outcomes had been first introduced, Mandokhail received with 16,156 votes, whereas Ismail got here in second with 15,473, leading to a distinction of 683 votes.
The low margin of votes had prompted Ismail to petition the Election Fee of Pakistan to carry a recount. The ECP, accepting Ismail’s utility for a listening to, issued a keep order, withholding outcomes of the by-poll.
On Could 4, following a listening to, it ordered a recount on Could 6, which was boycotted by all events apart from the PPP.
The vote recount hit a snag when candidates objected to unsealed baggage that had been introduced for a recount and got here out of the District Returning Officer’s workplace in protest.
The PTI had gone as far as to file a petition with the ECP looking for annulment of the by-election in NA-249 as a result of alleged rigging.
Nevertheless, ECP officers decreed that “the recount course of might be accomplished as per the order”.
Provincial Election Commissioner Aijaz Anwer Chohan had on Could 6 promised that the recounting of votes might be accomplished within the subsequent two days.