ISLAMABAD – In a shocking revelations it has been revealed that as many as 1.6 million casted votes were rejected by officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in General Elections 2018 .
As per details garnered, there were 35 such constituencies where number of rejected votes surpassed the number of votes of the winning candidates.
Out of 35 such constituencies, 24 belonged to Punjab, the province with largest number of seats in National Assembly (NA) whereas six constituencies existed in Sindh, four in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and one in Balochistan.
As per details, 15,568 votes were rejected in the NA-86 constituency. In this constituency, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member Nasir Iqbal Bosal win against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Nazar Mohammad Gondal with a margin of around 67,000 votes.
Similarly, 15,340 votes were rejected in NA-197, Kashmore. Pakistan Peoples Party’s Ehsan-Ur-Rehman Mazari secured victory in this constituency.
In NA-196, 13,660 votes were rejected. PTI’s Muhammad Mian Soomro emerged victor from the Jacobabad constituency.
Further, 13,597 votes were rejected in NA-260, Nasirabad-Kachhi-Jhal Magsi constituency from which Balochistan Awami Party’s Khalid Hussain Magsi won during the July 25 polls.
In NA 205, Ghotki 2 where independent candidate Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar won, 13,458 votes were rejected.