ISLAMABAD: 149,139 votes that were cast in NA-125 during the 2013 general elections could not be verified whereas only 57,098 were declared valid, says a report by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) submitted into the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The report was submitted by NADRA in the Supreme Court (SC). The report further revealed that a total of 214,134 votes were cast in NA-125 during the previous general elections. Out of the total votes that were cast, 57,098 were valid whereas 149,139 votes could not be verified.
7892 votes could not be verified due to certain reasons whereas the National Identification Card (NIC) numbers mentioned on 3998 votes were incorrect. The NIC numbers mentioned on 1917 votes were not valid.
The report also stated that 184 votes that were cast in NA-125 were cast by locals of other constituencies whereas 398 votes had NIC numbers upon which votes were cast more than once.
Federal Minister for Railways and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique defeated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Hamid Khan in NA-125 during the general elections that were held in 2013.