ECP directs re-poll in Pk-23 Shangla over lower female turnout

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan directed re-polling in PK-23, Shangla I constituency.

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In a statement read out by a press release the commission stated,  “The polls and their results in PK-23 have been declared void over low turnout of female voters.”

It further added that women votes were less than 10 per cent of the total votes cast  in the constituency, it added.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Shaukat Yousafzai was victorious PK-23 during the July 25 polls.

Earlier, the ECP had withheld Yousafzai’s victory notification.

According to records, 86,698 women were registered to vote in the constituency.

However, only 3,505 women cast their votes in violation of ECP regulations.

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