According to the sources, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that the recounting of votes in Jacobabad’s NA-196 constituency has been completed.
As per details, According to unconfirmed results, The Federal Minister for Privatization and PTI candidate Muhammad Mian Soomro secured 83,083 votes in recounting of votes at 441 polling stations of the constituency, The PPP candidate Aijaz Jakhrani have secured 79,187 votes in recounting of 441 polling stations.
The sources said that during the recounting of ballots 3117 votes of Soomro and 2612 votes of Jakhrani were rejected, added that the ballot papers and polling record of 31 polling stations was missing and could not be recounted.
It must be noted that Muhammad Mian Soomro had bagged 6227 votes and Aijaz Jakhrani 5086 votes in the vote counting held at these polling stations in 2018.
On January 10, an election tribunal had dismissed a petition filed by Muhammad Mian Soomro seeking to stop recounting of votes in Jacobabad’s NA-196 constituency.
The election tribunal directed the PTI MNA to approach the Supreme Court against its verdict for recounting of votes in NA-196.
The presiding officer of the election tribunal expressed displeasure over the ECP for failing to complete the vote recount within a month.
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