PTI candidates get lead in NA250, PS112 and PS113 repollingMay 19, 2013
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf PTI candidates Arif Alvi, Khurram Sher Zaman and Samar Ali Khan got lead in repolling at 43 polling stations of NA250 and 10 of PS112 and 33 of PS113 respectively here on Sunday amid low voters’ turnout. The repolling started at 8:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm without any break.
According to unofficial results of 39 polling stations of NA250, Alvi secured 13,482 votes and remained first, while Jamaat-e-Islami JI leader Naimatullah Khan Advocate obtained 446 votes and stood second.
The results of 7 polling stations of PS112 showed that PTI candidate Khurram Sher Zaman secured 2,581 votes and remained first, while Awami National Party ANP leader Khalid Iqbal got 177 votes.
The result of 20 polling stations of PS113 showed that PTI candidate Samar Ali Khan secured 5,860 votes and remained first, while PMLN contestant Saleem Zia obtained 2,165 votes and stood second.
The turnout at the polling stations located in the strongholds of those parties which boycotted the selective repolling remained very low, however, it remained much in other areas of NA250, PS112 and PS113.
Police, Rangers, and military personnel were deployed at the polling stations to provide security to voters and Election Commission of Pakistan staff. They also carried out patrolling in NA250, PS112 and 113 constituencies to avoid any untoward incident. However, on late Saturday night, Senior Vice President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf PTI Sindh Zahra Shahid Hussain was shot dead near her house in DHA Phase IV.
PTI Chief Imran Khan has strongly condemned the murder of Zahra and held MQM Chief Altaf Hussain responsible for it. Altaf Hussain also condemned the murder of Zahra. MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar criticized Imran Khan for involving MQM chief in the murder without any investigation.
Earlier, polling was not held in these stations as per schedule on May 11 due to absence of presiding officers and election staff.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement MQM, Pakistan People’s Party PPP, and Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen MWM had boycotted the repolling after ECP rejected their demands of holding re-election in the entire constituency.
According to ECP sources, the repolling was held in following areas belonging to NA250: Safia Secondary Boys School, Arambagh Pakistan Chowk, GBSS Railway Colony, GBSSMUM School Ghari Khata KHI, Islamia College Public Secondary School Hijrat Colony Street 48, Jamshed Ahmed Khan Lower Secondary School, CDGK 56 Tekri Colony Bath Island, Ali Public Elementary School Street No 7 Barr Islam Reti Line, College of Accounting Management Science Allama Shibli Nomani 58, College of Accounting Management Science Allama Shibli Nomani 60, Iqra Rauzatful Atfal Trust School Bath Island, Hampton Secondary School Clifton Block I, Aisha Bawani Government School 97, Aisha Bawani Government School 98, Aisha Bawani Government School 100, Aisha Bawani Government School 101, KMC Primary School No. 62 63, Hazara Colony Kalapul, Railway Secondary School, GBSS Qamarul Islam Punjab Colony 104, GBSS Qamarul Islam Punjab Colony 110, Ismaeil Allah Wala Secondary School Delhi Colony 113, Ismael Allah Wala Secondary School Delhi Colony 114, DHA Tooba High School Phase I Tooba Masjid Phase II, Amina Girls Secondary School Delhi Colony Street No 7, Zaheen Academy Block 9 Kehkashan Clifton, Bayview Junior School Block No 9 near International Islamic Chamber, ABSA School of Deaf and Dumb Children Phase II Extension Main Korangi Road, Defence Model School Phase V 135, Defence Model School Phase V 136, Defence Model School Phase IV 137, Defence Model School Phase V 139, DHA Boys School Phase VII 140, DHA Boys School Phase VII 141, DHA Boys School Phase VII 142, DHA Boys School Phase VII 143, DHA Boys School Phase VII 144, DHA Model High School Phase VII Khayabane Hilal, DA Model School O & A Levels KHEE Mujahid, DA Middle School Phase VIII KHEE Shujaat, DHA Girls School Phase 8, Government Rizwan Primary School B-Area Qayyum Abad combined, Baldia Primary Lower Secondary School A Area Qayyum Abad combined 177, Baldia Primary Lower Secondary School A Area Qayyum Abad combined 179 and Baldia Primary Lower Secondary School A Area Qayyum Abad combined 180.