PTI challenges ECP ruling over NA 75 Daska by-poll in Supreme Court

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Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) on Friday challenged the decision of Election Commission (EC) of nullifying Daska NA-75 by-polling in the Supreme Court.

According to the details, Ali Asjad of PTI challenged the decision of the Election Commission in the Supreme Court.

The petition filed in the court requested to order election commission to release the results of Daska by-elections, adding that the decision to re-election should be declared null and void. It stated that, “The Election Commission ruled in violation of the rules and regulations.”

Ali Asjad in his petition mentioned that the decision of the Election Commission is a violation of Article 10A.

Back on February 25, Election Commission of Pakistan nullified by-election results and ordered re-polling in the entire constituency, which is scheduled to take place on March 18.

The PML-N had requested the election commission to hold polling again in the Daska constituency as the February 19 election was marred by controversies and clashes.

The ECP had withheld the results after 20 presiding officers in the constituency went missing for several hours and top officials of the district administration were unavailable to the commission to answer its queries.

In the short order released, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja said after the arguments heard and record perused, the ECP has come to the conclusion that “the election in the subject constituency has not been conducted honestly, justly, fairly and in a transparent manner”.

“From the perusal of available record produced by the parties, the Returning Officer, as well as collected by the Commission through different sources, we have come to the conclusion that a conducive environment was not available for the candidates and voters of the constituency and the election in the subject constituency has not been conducted honestly, justly, fairly and in a transparent manner,” it read.

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