The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday withheld the victory notification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai .

The order came after the Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retired) Sardar Mahmood Raza headed a five-member commission on low female voter turn-out in PK-23, Shangla, from where PTI's Yousafzai had won the July 25 polls.

However, neither the petitioner nor winning candidate Yousafzai appeared before the commission today owing to which the five members decided to withdraw the notification.

Later on, the ECP adjourned the hearing till August 13 seeking a reply from Yousafzai in the case. 

Yousafzai had won from PK-23, Shangla with 17,399 votes in the 2018 General Election.

According to records, 86,698 women were registered to vote from the constituency. However, only 3,505 women cast their votes in violation of ECP regulations.

Before the General Elections, the ECP had said that results of any constituency would be declared invalid should the female turnout be lower than 10 per cent. 

Earlier today, the ECP said it will notify newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies.