In response to JI’s petition, the ECP has decided to withhold the results of three Karachi UCs.
Although the party claims to have been successful in all three union councils, the outcomes did not turn out as expected.
KARACHI: In response to Jamaat-e-(JI) Islami’s complaint about anomalies, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday decided to delay the results of three union councils (UCs) from Karachi.
In response to JI’s complaint on suspected irregularities in two UCs in Safoora Town and one in Chanesar Town, the ECP held a hearing.
Hasan Javed, a lawyer, asserted that Jamaat-e-Islami had won all three UCs in accordance with Form 11. However, the opposing candidates have been deemed victorious according to the results of the returning officers (RO).
The attorney said that by awarding two seats to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and one to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the ROs altered the results (PTI).
Babar Bharwana, an ECP Punjab member, pointed out that a case involving irregularities in the voting process in six UCs in Karachi was heard a day earlier and added that the two cases are related.
Therefore, in conjunction with the matter involving the six other union councils, the Election Commission delayed the results of Safoora Town UC-1 and UC-8, as well as Chanesar Town UC-6.
The ECP postponed the case hearing until February 2.