After checking allegations of looting and destruction of election materials, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued instructions for re-voting at various polling stations across the country.
On February 8, the electoral management body completed almost all the hard aspects of conducting the elections across the country and is now ready to announce the final results of the polls after a collation process that took more than 48 hours.
The commission has received complaints from parts of the country about looting and destruction of electoral materials at polling stations where local electoral authorities have postponed the voting process.
With a new order, the EKP announced a re-voting in several polling stations on February 15. The results of the voting at the aforementioned polling stations will be announced after the re-voting.
The following is a list of seats and polling stations where re-voting was ordered:
Re-voting will be held at two polling stations in the constituency after strangers grabbed election materials on election day, February 8.
26 polling stations will go to the polls again after a crowd of outraged individuals set fire to voting materials.
The ECP ordered re-polling in 25 polling stations in the said seat after terrorists destroyed election materials on election day.
Meanwhile, the state’s top electoral body has directed the regional election commissioner to submit an inquiry report within three days after receiving allegations of vandalism at a polling station in NA-242 Karachi Keamari-I, Sindh.
Earlier, many parties that shared parliamentary positions in previous governments questioned the authenticity of the results following the delay, despite assurances from the Election Commission that official results would be announced on time.
The caretaker government and the top electoral body have denied any deliberate delay in preparing and announcing the final results, citing complex procedures to maintain transparency.