PTI challenges NA-71 results in ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan (PTI) against alleged rigging in National Assembly constituency NA-71, Mianwali.

The petition, filed by the PTI, said that NA-71 election should be declared null and void.

It said that the ECP order verification of the votes through thumb impression and check the record of ballot papers. The PTI also submitted a CD and documentary evidence.

Speaking to media persons, PTI lawyer Babar Awan said that NA-71 was the biggest case of election rigging and said he would present more evidence in this regard.

Senior PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that code of conduct was violated during the election campaign in Mianwali. The Punjab government, he said, had pledged several development projects ahead of the polling.

“Ayla Malik was disqualified while her appeal was also not heard,” he said.

The seat, vacated by PTI chairman Iman Khan, was won by the PML-N in by-election.