ECP rejects MQM’s petition to hold re-polling in all NA-250 stations

17 May 2013

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Election Commission of Pakistan.—File Photo
Election Commission of Pakistan.—File Photo

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday rejected the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) petition which sought re-polling in the entire NA-250 constituency of Karachi, DawnNews reported.

The ECP declared that re-polling would only be held in 43 polling stations in Karachi’s NA-250.

Moreover, it was decided that military personnel would be deployed both inside and outside the polling stations during re-polling.

Earlier, the ECP in a meeting headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim had reserved the decision to hold re-polling in NA-250 following MQM’s petition.

In a latest development, MQM called for an emergency meeting of its central coordination (Rabita) committees in London and Karachi to decide its course of action following the decision of the ECP.