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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…

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…

ECP orders re-election in PK-23 Shangla over low women turnout

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday ordered re-election in PK-23 Shangla due to the low turnout of female voters.  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate and former provincial minister Shaukat Yousafzai was declared successful from the constituency. A statement by the commission said the polls and their results in PK-23 have been declared void over low turnout of female voters. The commission had withheld the notification and will now make arrangements for re-election. The ECP also reserved…

Supreme Court disqualifies PTI MPA from Shangla

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified a PTI member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly, Abdul Munim Khan, from his provincial legislature seat. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, gave the verdict on an election petition filed by rival candidate Sher Alam, who challenged the Peshawar High Court's verdict that had set aside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision about disqualification of the PTI lawmaker. Alam, candidate of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) from Shangla,…