KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the NA-237 by-election result in the Sindh High Court (SHC).
PTI Sindh president Ali Zaidi filed the petition in the SHC, alleged that massive rigging was done during the by-poll in NA-237.
The workers of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) caste ‘fake’ votes during Sunday’s by-poll, the plea said.
The SHC has been pleaded to order an impartial inquiry into the matter.
On Sunday, PPP candidate Abdul Hakeem Baloch by taking 32,567 votes defeated former prime minister Imran Khan who secured 22, 493 votes in Karachi’s NA-237 Malir constituency, as per unofficial and unconfirmed results from all 194 polling stations.
The PTI chief, holding presser yesterday demanded the ECP to hold re-election in Karachi’s NA-237 constituency, accusing PPP of ‘rigging’.
He said that his party had evidence that the PPP openly indulged in the rigging. “Sindh’s election commissioner is on the provincial government’s payroll and we have already approached the judicial council against him,” he told THE media.