NA-75 by-election: PTI’s appeal rejected, ECP’s re-polling order upheld in Daska


The Supreme Court has rejected PTI’s appeal against re-polling in NA-75 Daska.

The SC, while giving a brief verdict in the case, upheld the earlier order of the Election Commission of Pakistan for re-polling in NA-75. Voting will be conducted in the entire constituency on April 10. 

The apex court concluded hearing arguments by the ECP and the PTI today (Friday).

A bench, headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial, heard the case.

PTI’s Asjad Ali Malhi, who contested the by-elections, approached the SC and challenged the ECP’s decision to hold re-polls in the entire constituency.

Earlier, the PML-N demanded re-polling in 109 ‘controversial’ polling stations of the NA-75 Daska, if not the entire constituency.

Violence had marred the NA-75 by-election which had taken place in February, as firing incidences took the lives of two people and injured a few.

Clashes between PML-N and PTI workers led to the deaths. Both parties had blamed each other for the violence, after which the Election Commission of Pakistan ordered re-polling in the entire constituency.

During Friday’s hearing, Justice Bandial said the situation was not under control in the constituency on the day of polling.