Islamabad: Election Commission of Pakistan has ordered re-polling in NA-75 Daska.
The ECP has given its decision after hearing arguments from Pakistan Muslim Leagu-Nawaz and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI).
Chief Election Commissioner has declared by-elections held on February 19 as null and void while the re-polling will be held on March 18.
It is pertinent to mention here that the results of the February 19 by-elections were challenged by the members of the opposition.
The PML-N accused the PTI of attempting to rig the elections after some presiding members had gone missing during the vote count on the nights that votes were cast.
The officers came to the ECP February 20 morning with the results and claimed that they left early because the fog was too dense.
The electoral body heard the case over the objections raised by the opposition members and ruled that the by-elections were neither fair nor just.
At least 360 polling stations will be set up in the constituency.
Sialkot’s NA-75 seat fell vacant after PML-N MNA Iftikharul Hassan Shah died of a heart attack in August 2020. He was also a member of the standing committees on Interior and Narcotics Control and National Food Security and Research.
Those contesting the by-election include PML-N’s Syed Nosheen Iftikhar and PTI’s Ali Asjad.