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Re-polling underway in six polling stations of PS-128

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KARACHI: Re-polling begun on Saturday at six polling stations of provincial assembly constituency PS-128 which was canceled on May 11 after a deadly bomb blast in Quaidabad Area.

Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) announced to boycott the re-polling, demanding that the election be held in the entire constituency and that is too under Army supervision.

The deployment of army personnel were made in and outside the polling stations to act in case of any untoward incidents. The polling would continue till 5 pm without any break.

The polling is being seen as crucial for two parties — the Muttahida Quami Movement and the Muttahida Deeni Mahaz (MDM) — which were seen in a neck-and-neck contest during the May 11 polls when an early morning bomb blast in one of the areas of the constituency killed more than a dozen people and affected the balloting process in some six polling stations.

The Election Commission of Pakistan had ordered re-polling after the MDM candidate and a senior leader of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat Aurangzaib Farooqi challenged the initial results and appealed for re-polling in six polling stations arguing that the early morning May 11 bombing in his constituency did not allow certain voters to use their rights.

DND

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