The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has declared NA-75 by-elections ‘null and void.’
According to the details, the top electoral body has ordered re-polling in Sialkot’s NA-75. The fresh elections will be held on March 18.
It should be mentioned here that the Returning Officer (RO) of the constituency had admitted that presiding officers of 23 polling stations were found involved in rigging.
In his report along with the record of the pollings, submitted in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), RO Athar Abbasi said that the investigation revealed that presiding officers were involved in rigging. PML-N candidate in the constituency, Nausheen Iftikhar raised reservations over the results by stating the difference between in the Form 45 copy available with her and with Presiding Officer different.
After rigging allegations that were levelled against each other in the constituency by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the ECP had seized the electoral record of by-polls in NA-75 Daska
Prime Minister Imran Khan had advised Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate of NA-75 to ask for re-polling in 20 polling stations of the Daska constituency.