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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed a re-polling at 53 polling stations in three constituencies of national and provincial assemblies on Thursday.
According to Radio Pakistan, the spokesperson of ECP said that the commission has withheld the results in NA-88 Khushab, PS-18 Ghotki-I, and PK-90 Kohat-I constituencies due to the wastage of polling materials.
The results of these constituencies will be announced after February 15.
The Commission ordered re-polling in 26 polling stations of NA-88, following the burning of polling material by a crowd at the Returning Officer’s office.
The commission has mandated the re-polling of 2 polling stations in Ghotki due to the snatching and destruction by unknown miscreants and 25 polling stations in PK-90 Kohat.
Meanwhile, Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq, has denounced the recent election results as being marred by extensive rigging, insisting on the resignation of the chief election commissioner and the establishment of an independent commission to thoroughly investigate the electoral process.
Addressing reporters at a press conference held in Mansoorah on Saturday, he emphasized the substantial manipulation of the people’s mandate in Karachi in favor of the MQM, despite purportedly impartial surveys indicating a tight contest between JI and PTI-supported candidates.