Muttahida candidate wins PS-128 re-polling
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate Syed Waqar Hussain Shah was declared winner by a narrow margin of 202 votes after re-polling in the six polling stations of Sindh Assembly constituency PS-128 in the Malir area of Karachi.
Shah edged out his main rival, Muttahida Deeni Mahaz’s (MDM) Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqui, after the recount and taking overall votes from other polling booths election for which were held on May 11.
Re-polling on six polling booths were ordered by the Election Commission as polling could not be held on these booths due to a bomb blast on May 11.
According to the Returning Officer, cumulatively Shah received 23,827 votes while Farooqui secured 23,625 in a bitterly closely contested election. Re-polling was carried out on court’s orders. As many as 9,500 people were expected to cast ballots in the re-polling.
Pakistan Army troops were deployed in and outside the polling stations along with Rangers and police to ensure peaceful atmosphere for the re-polling.
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