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National

January 2, 2016
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ECP issues notice to PPP leader for violating code of conduct

National

January 2, 2016

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National Party’s Dashti wins Turbat by-polls; by-election in Toba Tek Singh on January 6

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan Friday issued show-cause notice to Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Secretary General Taj Haider and directed him to submit a reply within seven days over violation of the ECP code of conduct during the second phase of the local government election in district Badin.

Taj had led the electoral campaign of some independent candidates and posted armed supporters outside as well as inside the polling station. Meanwhile, Muhammad Akram Dashti, a candidate of National Party (NP) has won the by-election in PB-50 Kech-3, said unofficial results.

The seat was lying vacant after Akbar Askani, who was elected as an MPA from the constituency on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League-N, later, was disqualified by the court. By-election was held on Thursday. Other candidates were Muhammad Ali Rind of Balochistan National Party-Awami, Akbar Askani of PML-N and independent candidate Lala Rasheed.

According to unofficial results, Akram Dashti won the by-polls by securing 2,608 votes. Akbar Askani of PML-N secured 2,138. Independent candidate Lala Rasheed got 1,210 votes and Muhammad Ali Rind of BNP-Awami 922 votes. The ECP would hold by-election in PP-89 (Toba Tek Singh) on January 6. The seat was vacated due to death of Makhdoom Syed Ali Raza Shah.

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