PESHAWAR: The vote recount in PK-70, Peshawar-5, has reversed the results, giving crown to ANP candidate Khush Dil Khan, which was earlier claimed by PTI leader Shah Farman.
Awami National Party (ANP)’s candidate, Khush Dil Khan has been declared triumphant after recounting in PK-70. Initially, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf candidate Shah Farman was the winner in PK-70 with a lead of 47 votes. However, after the ANP candidate demanded a recount, Khush Dil Khan was found leading the tally with 187 votes.
Khush Dil Khan has served as the deputy speaker of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)’s provincial assembly while Shah Farman was the former provincial minister.
With this recent upset, ANP’s seats in the KPK assembly have risen to 7 while PTI’s seats are now 65.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had ordered recounts in around 70 constituencies after dozens of candidates approached the ECP with complaints. These constituencies include both national and provincial assembly seats.
Once the recount process completes, results of all the constituencies are consolidated and winners submit their statements of election expenses, ECP would officially notify them as members of the respective assemblies.
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