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PTI loses PS-115 Keamari as ECP declares PPP candidate winner after vote recount

By Our Correspondent
February 22, 2024

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued the notification for the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-115 Keamari-V in Karachi declaring the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate as the winner.

A security personnel stands guard at the headquarters of Election Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 21, 2023. — AFP
A security personnel stands guard at the headquarters of Election Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 21, 2023. — AFP

The ECP had earlier announced the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed independent candidate as the winner of the constituency, but the provisional result was challenged by the PPP

candidate Muhammad Asif Khan.

After a recount of the votes, the PPP candidate was declared the returning candidate of the constituency. According to the ECP, Khan has secured 20,310 votes while the PTI-backed Shahnawaz Jadoon is the runner-up with 19,544 votes. With the issuance of the notification, the PPP has now a strength of 85 lawmakers-elect in the house of 130 general seats.