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September 21, 2013
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Dr Imran Khattak of PTI officially declared winner in NA-5

September 21, 2013

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NOWSHERA: District Returning Officer Abdur Rauf Khan on Friday issued the final and official results of the August 22 by-election on NA-5, declaring Dr Imran Khattak, a candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as winner with 48,043 votes.
On the occasion, the official said out of the total 3, 23,572 votes, 78,963 were polled and 1392 rejected. It was notified that Dr Imran Khattak bagged 48,043 votes to win the election on NA-5 while Daud Khattak got 27,569 votes, Sajid Gumaryani 2,632, Malik Gulzali 396, Iqbal Hussain 260 and Khan Adil Ghaffar secured 63 votes in the by-election.
Earlier, Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan had stopped the results notification after reports emerged that women had been stopped from voting in NA-5. The Election Commission of Pakistan after an inquiry established that women had not been stopped from voting.
Reacting to the officials results the candidate of the Awami National Party, Pakistan People’s Party and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl, Daud Khattak expressed his reservations. He said women could not vote in 42 polling stations and the Election Commission of Pakistan must have decided the case on constitutional and legal grounds. He said the August 22 election was influenced by the provincial government.

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