Re-Poll in Daska Orderly, Generally Peaceful and Well-Managed — FAFEN

First published on FAFEN's website on 11 April 2021.

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2021: NA-75 Sialkot-IV (Daska) by-election held on April 10, 2021 witnessed low incidences of electoral violations as procedures were generally transparent and election staff conducted the process with care and mostly in accordance with prescribed regulations.

Political competition was heightened following the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which was maintained by the Supreme Court also, to have re-poll in the constituency after reported incidents of rigging and irregularities during and after polling in by-election conducted earlier on February 19, 2021.

Despite the third wave of COVID-19 and the controversies emerged in by-election, a large number of voters both male and female came out to exercise their right to vote in re-poll held on April 10, 2021. In this constituency of 494,003 registered voters three political parties and six independent candidates were in the run.

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nosheen Iftikhar won the by-election by securing 110,075 of the polled votes while the runner-up Ali Asjad Malhi, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate got 93,433 votes. According to the Provisional Consolidated Statement of the Result of the Count (Form-47), a total of 1,702 votes were excluded from the count. During the GE-2018, Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan had won this constituency as a PML-N candidate by securing 101,617 polled votes while PTI candidate Ali Asjad Malhi was declared runner-up securing 61,432 votes. The seat had fallen vacant due to the death of Syed Iftikhar ul Hassan.

Download the full report here: "Re-Poll in Daska Orderly, Generally Peaceful and Well-Managed — FAFEN"

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