Ameer TLP, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi, called an emergency press conference in the early morning of Friday after TLP lost by a minimal margin of 65 votes in by-election of NA240. TLP's candidate Shehzada Kashif was leading till the results of 299 out of total 309 polling stations. Then no result was uploaded for nearly 40 minutes on RTS when media reported that RTS has gone down. Some private TV channels also cited District Election Comissioner that the result of one polling station (PS51) will not be released today. However, after reported RTS crash, TLP was suddenly pushed down to second position and the defeat margin climbed to 65 votes in the results from final 9 polling stations.
In his press conference, Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi thanked the voters for trusting in TLP. On behalf of TLP, he refused to accept the results citing the several violnet and rigging incidents during the polling, which are also circulating on social media. "During counting of a single polling booth, 74 TLP votes were rejected," said Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi. He announced that TLP will unveil everyone behind the rigging.
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