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Dawn, Mar 7
ISLAMABAD: A two-year ban from taking part in elections is what Waheeda Shah got for slapping a polling staff member in the recently held by-polls in Tando Mohammad Khan.
While announcing its verdict on a complaint over the incident, the Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday also nullified the result of a provincial assembly seat (PS-53) by-poll where the incident took place.
In its order, the ECP has further asked the IG Police Sindh to take action against DSP Irfan Shah who was present with Ms Shah inside a polling station when the incident occurred.
Mohammad Afzal Khan, the spokesman for the Election Commissioner, told newsmen after the announcement of the verdict that three jury members voted in favour while two opposed it.
Khan said that the order could be challenged in the Supreme Court.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to accept an unconditional apology from Ms Shah while hearing a suo motu notice of the incident.