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SHANGLA: Re-polling in Shangla’s PK-23 constituency will be held on Sept 10, announced the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The ECP said the July 25 election in PK-23 was declared null and void as the women’s turnout was less than 10 per cent of the total votes cast.

It said the candidates of all parties, who had contested the July 25 election, would participate in the re-polling, while the district returning officer of Shangla will supervise the electoral exercise.

Shaukat Yousafzai of the PTI had won the PK-23 seat by a margin of 1,500 votes. Mohammad Rashad of the PML-N was the runner-up.

The election in the constituency was declared null and void under the Election Act 2017 over low women voter turnout on the formal request of Wali Khan, younger brother of PML-N candidate Mohammad Rashad.

THREE INJURED: Three people were injured when a tractor-trolley carrying stones fell into a deep gorge in Kas area of Pagorai area here.

The residents said the tractor-trolley was bound for Bely Baba and that the accident injured its driver and two others.

They said all the injured were shifted the District Headquarters Hospital, Alpuri, where doctors declared the condition of two of them to be critical and referred them to the Saidu Teaching Hospital, Swat, after first aid.

LAID TO REST: Three miners, who were killed in a Hangu coalmine explosion on Saturday, were laid to rest in native town of Dherai here on Monday. They included two brothers. The deceased were laid to rest in ancestral graveyards of Banr and Qala areas.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2018