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PPP held system hostage for sake of 1 seat: Fawad Chaudhry on NA-249 by-election

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  • Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry talks about electoral reform a day after NA-249 by-election in Karachi.
  • PPP held complete system hostage for one seat, says Chaudhry.
  • By-election in Karachi has additional necessitated the necessity for reforms within the electoral system, says data minister.

The PPP held the entire system hostage for the sake of 1 seat, Federal Info Minister Fawad Chaudhry stated Friday in a reference to the NA-249 by-election held in Karachi a day earlier. 

He urged the opposition events to contemplate Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposals for electoral reforms.

In his tweet, he stated the by-election in Karachi has additional necessitated the necessity for reforms within the electoral system.

The low voter turnout confirmed that the individuals are shedding confidence within the election course of.

The PPP secured victory within the NA-249 by-election held on Thursday within the metropolis’s District West, with unofficial, provisional outcomes exhibiting a detailed contest between the PML-N and PPP within the remaining rely.

NA-249 by-election: PPP comes out on prime after lengthy await outcomes

PPP’s Abdul Qadir Mandokhel bagged 16,156 votes to win the seat, adopted by PML-N’s Miftah Ismail who secured 15,473, unofficial outcomes from polling stations confirmed. 

You possibly can see the detailed outcomes right here.

Each events had claimed victory for his or her candidates mid-way into counting, capturing the eye of audiences awaiting outcomes.

The PML-N pulled no punches in blaming the PPP for trying to rig the end result, saying they’d not settle for the end result with out difficult the Election Fee.

After the ultimate rely was introduced, the PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz stated the election had been “stolen” from her celebration.

NA-249 by-poll: PML-N, PTI and others reject PPP’s victory

“The Election Commission should have withheld the results of this controversial election,” she stated.

In the meantime, the ECP assured that every one complaints shall be heard in mild of the legislation and if any proof of irregularity is discovered, strict motion shall be taken. 

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