KP: 16 candidates challenge dubious election results

KP: 16 candidates challenge dubious election results


Eight of these seats fall in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR (Dunya News) - As many as 16 candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have filed pleas challenging the Feb 8 poll results in court. 

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), independent candidates have challenged the results of three national and 13 provincial constituencies in KP.

The results of NA-28 Peshawar, NA-11 Shangla, and NA-40 North Waziristan have been challenged. 

Peshawar has become a focal point of contention, with pleas challenging results of eight provincial constituencies - PK-20, PK-21, PK-73, PK-74, PK-75, PK-78, PK-79, PK-80, and PK-82. 

Read more: Rigging allegations lead to wave of litigation 

Meanwhile, polls result of two constituencies in Bannu, PK-101 and PK-102, also have been challenged in court as independent candidates reject the outcome. 

The ECP stated that independent candidates had contested the results and submitted applications in court. 

Also read: ECP sets up complaint cell amid surge in grievances 

Many candidates across the country have alleged rigging in the general election.