PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed all the winning candidates in the provincial elections of tribal districts to submit details of their expenditure of elections by July 30.
According to a press release of the Election Commission, the winning candidates have been directed to submit expenditure details with the concerned returning officers by the end of this month. The ECP will not issue notification of victory of a candidate in case he failed to submit expenditure details by the end of deadline.
The women and minorities candidates, whose names have been included in Form-33 have also been directed to submit expenditure details with the concerned returning officers by July 30. In case of failure of submitting details, the ECP will withhold notification of victory of the winning candidates.
The Election Commission has also uploaded Form-47 of all the constituencies of tribal districts on its website. Form-47 carries complete details of the result of a particular constituency. Details about constituency-wise turnout of males and females and progressive lists of results have also been uploaded on the ECP website. The progressive list shows the top, second and third candidates in every constituency, voter turnout and number of candidates contesting from different constituencies. These details have been posed on the Election Commission website for visitors who want to look at different aspects of the election results.
According to official results of elections on all 16 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seats of tribal districts, independent candidates won six seats, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won five, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) secured victory on three seats and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Awami National Party won one seat each. No candidate from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Qaumi Watan Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could win any seat from tribal districts.
Elections were held mainly in peaceful atmosphere amid tight security cover provided by the Pakistan Army and other security agencies. Most people in Darra Adamkhel did not vote in protest against merger of erstwhile Fata with KP. However, in other parts of the tribal districts the turnout was good. However, women’s turnout remained low in most parts of tribal districts.