Recounting in NA-215: Election tribunal declares PML-N's Ghous Ali Shah successful

Published: December 6, 2014
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Former president of the Sindh Chapter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ghous Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Former president of the Sindh Chapter of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Ghous Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: An election tribunal declared on Saturday Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Ghous Ali Shah successful in the NA-215 constituency in Khairpur during a hearing in Karachi, Express News reported.

Almost a year ago, the election tribunal had ordered the recounting of votes in this very constituency — from which Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Nawab Wassan had earlier been declared the winner.

Shah, the former president of the Sindh chapter of the PML-N, had challenged the results and had expressed reservations over the voting pattern and subsequent counting of ballot papers.

After reviewing evidence and statements by witnesses, the election tribunal decided to recount votes cast on election day last year. The tribunal had also ordered the National Database and Registration Authority to verify the votes.

 

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  • Parvez
    Dec 6, 2014 - 3:06PM

    Ha, Ha ………the whole election process is being proved to be a circus.

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  • Gulzar
    Dec 6, 2014 - 4:49PM

    Most respected and loved personality of Khairpur Sain Ghous Ali Shah. He’s won this election with lots of hard work and genuine love for the people! We wish him well.

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  • Punjab
    Dec 6, 2014 - 5:30PM

    Now thats funny. Confuse PMLN supporters dont know if they want to celebrate this moment of truth or should be sad because it proves IK was so damm right that PPP had it fixed in Sind like PLMN had it fixed in Punjab.

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  • Kala_bacha
    Dec 6, 2014 - 5:57PM

    @Gulzar:
    Hard work or new game off federal government to make him happy as he and others are forming forward block in the Nora league

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  • Farhan
    Dec 6, 2014 - 6:15PM

    If elections in 215 were rigged then shouldn’t election commission declare the result null and void and order re-election?

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  • aaaaa
    Dec 6, 2014 - 11:09PM

    @Punjab:

    There’s a difference between 1 seat and 272. It’s 271 seats, in case you were still wondering.

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  • Halaar.
    Dec 7, 2014 - 2:40AM

    Mr Syed Ghous Ali Shah is most popular person in Khairpur- really happy he has finally been elected to represent as we and himself deserves. I am a BBA graduate, us the students look up to you sir. InshAllah, you;ll be awarded more success by AllahRecommend

  • Mehran Soomro
    Dec 7, 2014 - 8:19AM

    Every election excluding 1971 election, was rigged in some way or other. Agencies, political parties, Police and administrative staff have been involved in rigging. IK should focus on fixing the election system, not wasting time proving this election was fraud. Dear IK! Pls Focus on how to prevent it happening next time, how to get biometric system in place, how to stop agencies, Police and other election staff from interference and how to control political parties’ arm wings who control election booths.

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