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ECP rejects petition seeking re-election in Karachi’s NA-249

PPP's Qadir Khan Mandokhel won the by-polls in the constituency

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Jun 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected petitions seeking a re-election in the National Assembly constituency NA-249 Karachi.

These petitions were filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pak Sarzameen Party.

The ECP announced its already reserved verdict on the petitions Wednesday. It said the pleas were not admissible for hearing.

The commission asked both the parties to contact the election tribunal.

Related: NA-249 Karachi by-election results held back for recount

Pakistan Peoples Party’s Qadir Khan Mandokhel had won the by-election on May 1. He defeated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Miftah Ismail.

The seat fell vacant after PTI’s Faisal Vawda resigned his National Assembly membership to become a senator on March 3.

He had won the seat after defeating PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif during the 2018 General Election.

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