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MQM challenges Saeed Ghani’s victory in PS-114

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) has challenged the results of by-election on Sindh assembly seat PS-114 won by Pakistan People’s Party Senator Saeed Ghani. According to our correspondent, MQM has filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan, demanding vote recount and verification of thumb impressions of all the votes cast in the constituency...

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 12, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 12, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
MQM challenges Saeed Ghani’s victory in PS-114

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ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) has challenged the results of by-election on Sindh assembly seat PS-114 won by Pakistan People’s Party Senator Saeed Ghani.

According to our correspondent, MQM has filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan, demanding vote recount and verification of thumb impressions of all the votes cast in the constituency during July 9 by-election.

Through the petition, MQM has requested the ECP to hold announcement of results the verification process is complete.

MQM has claimed that it was leading in the polling; however, the results were modified in last minutes and the party was forcefully defeated.

According to unconfirmed and unofficial results, the PPP candidate secured 23,840 votes against his closest rival Kamran Tessori of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, who got 18,106 votes.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Ali Akbar Gujjar became third as he got 5,353 votes; followed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Engineer Najeeb Haroon (5,098 votes) and Jamaat-i-Islami’s Zahoor Jadoon bagged 1,661 votes. – Samaa

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