Local polls: ECP to hold re-election in over 300 polling stations in KPK

A tripartite alliance of the Pakistan People’s Party, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and the Awami National Party have alleged that the polls were massively rigged.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 10:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

Islamabad — The Election Commission of Pakistan is planning to conduct re-elections in more than 300 polling stations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an official told an English daily in Peshawar on Monday.

An ECP official said the commission received complaints of irregularities during the polling on May 30 and has hence decided to conduct polls again in tehsil, village and neighbourhood councils in 13 districts. He said that reports have also been received by the returning officers regarding the disturbances.

A tripartite alliance of the Pakistan People’s Party, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and the Awami National Party have alleged that the polls were massively rigged.

According to the reports sent by ROs re-elections would be conducted in 26 polling stations in Peshawar, 87 in Nowshera, 47 in Charsadda, 42 in Mardan, 17 in Swabi, 68 in Karak, 11 in Abbottabad, nine in Lakki Marwat, 7 in D.I. Khan, 5 in Kohat, 6 in Hangu and one in Buner.

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