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JI to challenge ECP’s decision on Dir by-election

June 2, 2015
JI to challenge ECP’s decision on Dir by-election

PESHAWAR: Senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader Professor Ibrahim said that his party would challenge the decision of Election Commission of Pakistan to nullify the by-election of Lower Dir.

Jamaat-e-Islami candidate Aizaz ul Mulk had won the seat vacated by his party chief Siraj ul Haq.

But the election was challenged by rights groups after not a single woman cast her vote in the conservative constituency. They accused political parties of striking a tacit deal to prevent women from voting.

Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan today declared the results as null and void.

“We will challenge the decision in Islamabad High Court,” he said. “This decision is tantamount to covering up the crime,” he said.

He further demand action against people allegedly involved in rigging in the general elections.

Professor Ibrahim further said that his party was ready to apologize if Imran Khan proved that elections were not rigged. “W are coalition partner of PTI, but we cannot remain silent on rigging,” he added. – SAMAA


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