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PTI’s Shaukat Yousafzai reclaims PK-23 Shangla seat

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai on Monday emerged victorious in the re-election on the PK-23 Shangla constituency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to unofficial results, Shaukat Yousafzai secured 39,290 votes. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) candidate Muhammad Rishad Khan came second with 22,545 votes. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had set up 135 polling stations across the constituency. The polling began at 8AM and continued till 6PM without any interval.…

Re-polling on PK-23 Shangla underway

PESHAWAR: Re-polling on a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat, PK-23, Shangla, has been underway on Monday as thirteen assembly aspirants are running for the seat after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai's victory in the recent general elections was declared void owing to low female voters turnout. The polling began at 8am and will continue till 6pm without any break. Thirteen candidates are in the run for the seat. Prominent among them are PTI's Yousafzai, MMA’s Muhammad Yaar, ANP’s Umer Zada and…

Re-polling on PK-23 Shangla to take place tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Re-polling on a vacant seat of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, PK-23, Shangla will take place tomorrow (Monday). According to the Provincial Election Commission, the polling will begin at 8am in the morning and continue till 6pm in the evening without any break. 31 candidates are in the run for the provincial assembly seat. Prominent among the contenders are Shoukat Yousafzai of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI), Muhammad Yaar of Mutthida Majlis Amal (MMA), Umer Zada of Awami National Party (ANP) and…

SC upholds ECP decision of re-polling in PK-23 Shangla

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to hold re-polling in PK-23, Shangla.  A three-member bench rejected a petition filed by PTI leader Shaukat Yousafzai who moved the apex court against the commission for declaring void the results of the election on the Khyber Pakhtunwa Assembly seat over low turnout of female voters. The ECP has issued a notification announcing schedule of by-election in PK-23, Shangla. The by-polls in the KP constituency will be held…

ECP schedules KP-23 Shangla by-election for Sep 10

SHANGLA: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification announcing schedule of by-election in PK-23 (Shangla). The by-polls in the KP constituency will be held on September 10. On Sunday, the Awami National Party (ANP)’s local leadership also announced support to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Ali Yousafzai. Former PTI minister and member provincial assembly Yousafzai had emerged victorious from the constituency with 17,933 votes defeating Mohammad Rishad of the Pakistan…

Re-polls to be held in PK-23 Shangla on September 10: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that re-election in Shangla's constituency of PK-23 will be conducted on September 10. The electoral body declared the results of polls in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly constituency as void owing to low turnout of female voters during the polls. The Elections Act, 2017 requires the ECP to declare an election null and void if women’s turnout in a constituency is less than 10 per cent of its total polled votes. Shaukat Yousafzai of Pakistan…

PTI leader decides to challenge re-election in Shanlga

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shaukat Yusufzai on Sunday said he will challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to declare void the election on a provincial assembly seat, PK-23, Shangla.  In PK-23, Shangla, where the PTI leader emerged victorious, the election was declared void because only 5% of the voters were women against at least 10% of the total votes cast in the area as required by the Election Act 2017. Speaking to ARY News, he said the ECP's declaring null and void the…