SC orders re-elections in NA-19 Haripur

PTI's Dr Raja Amir Zaman says re-elections should be in all constituencies and not just NA-19


Web Desk June 19, 2015
PTI's Dr Raja Amir Zaman says re-elections should be in all constituencies and not just NA-19. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Friday ordered re-elections in NA-19, Haripur constituency after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) accused the winning party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of rigging last year, Express News reported. 

PTI’s Dr Raja Amir Zaman had won the May 11 2013 elections with 117,000 votes. However, runner-up Omar Ayub Khan, who belongs to the PML-N, challenged the results of 78 polling stations, accusing the winner of rigging.

Read: Post-election fiasco: ECP orders recounting in NA-19 Haripur

However, infuriated by SC's decision, PTI's Zaman demanded that the party is ready to go through re-elections if only it is in the whole of Haripur and not just constituency of NA-19.

Separately on June 16 the tripartite alliance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) held a protest rally in Peshawar, reiterating their demand for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government in the province to step down on the alleged charges of rigging in the recent local government (LG) polls.

They also suggested re-polling under the caretaker setup and supervision of the judiciary.

Read: PTI foes demand fresh elections in K-P

“New Pakhtunkhwa has come into being after a massive rigging in the polls,” said Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan while addressing a huge gathering in Khyber Bazaar, adding, “We have never seen such large-scale rigging and mismanagement in elections in the country’s history.”

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COMMENTS (4)

bilal | 5 years ago | Reply This is good news for PTI. Specially since they thrashed PMLN from this area in the LG elections.
Ali | 6 years ago | Reply ET you might want to correct your article..it is Omar Ayub of PMLN who is deseated by this decision, not the PTI candidate. Although PTI won the constituency in the general elections, the seat was given to Omar Ayub after "repolling in 7 polling stations" cough cough
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