Clean chit: No re-polls in Shangla

ECP declared the LG results in Shangla were “clean and clear

Our Correspondent June 28, 2015
ECP declared the LG results in Shangla were “clean and clear. PHOTO ECP.GOV.PK


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced re-polls will not be conducted in Shangla as local government elections were conducted in a transparent manner.

According to a notification issued on Saturday, the ECP declared the LG results in Shangla were “clean and clear”.  It added, “The results cannot be disputed as the polls were conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.”

Polling was conducted in 28 district councils, 28 tehsil councils and 105 village councils on May 30. At least 13 candidates from PML-N, five from ANP, two from PTI, two from PPP, two from AJIP and one from JUI-F won the polls.

On June 24, ECP announced incomplete results 25 days after K-P voted in local representatives. Many results were withheld and by-polls will be held on 4,000 seats. Following the announcement, ECP decided to hold re-polls in at least 365 polling stations where large-scale irregularities had been witnessed. The re-polls will be held on July 5.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2015.


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