PML-N's Ikhtiar Wali defeated PTI's Omar Kakakhel in the polls
The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected a petition seeking annulment of the PK-63 Nowshera by-election.
PML-N candidate Ikhtiar Wali emerged victorious in the polls, while PTI’s Omar Kakakhel stood runner-up.
Wali bagged 21,208 votes while Kakakhel secured 17,097 votes in the February 19 by-polls.
Kakakhel later moved the ECP to annul the by-election. But the commission decided on Thursday to uphold the results.
The PK-63 seat fell vacant after the death of MPA Mian Jamsheduddin Kakakhel.