Published On: Wed, Jul 17th, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

ECP delays by-election in NA-205 Ghotki to July 23

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) delayed on Tuesday the by-election in National Assembly constituency NA-205 Ghotki-II by five days.

The seat fell vacant after the death of Narcotics Control Minister Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar. The by-election was scheduled for July 18.

However, the Sindh High Court barred the ECP from printing of ballot papers as a petition against Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Mohammad Bakhsh Mahar was pending in the court.

The petitioner accused the PPP candidate of concealing his assets and requested the court to reject his nomination papers.

The SHC announced its verdict on Tuesday allowing all the four candidates, including the PPP nominee, to contest the by-polls.

Meanwhile Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Senator Moula Bux Chandio on Tuesday responded to postponing of National Assembly constituency NA-205 Ghotki by-elections saying that Prime Minister Imran is running away from the by-elections owing to the fear of defeat.

PPP spokesperson said that they have already feared about it for which they also wrote to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He expressed confusion on the decision taken by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to postpone the by-elections for five days and asked the reason for delay.

Chandio expressed that PP also wrote to ECP concerning the fear of postponing. He alleged that the federal government wants to bring its own candidates by disqualifying the PP candidates. He questioned the reason of elections saying that why bother to have elections when they want to win it by disqualifying other candidates.

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