Vote counting underway for PP-97 by-election


GUJRANWALA: Vote count got underway in Gujranwala by-election for Punjab Assembly constituency, PP-97 as polling ended Sunday.


The voting process began at 8am and continued till 5pm.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had annulled the election of MPA Muhammad Ashraf Warraich and ordered re-voting on the 33 polling stations.

An election tribunal (ET) headed by Justice Kazim Malik ordered re-polling on 33 polling stations of PP-97 Gujranwala within 60 days.

The ET ruling came in response to a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Nasir Cheema. The petitioner was of view that that PML-N’s candidate Warraich’s win was orchestrated.