The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday ordered re-polling in PK-23, Shangla constituency due to 10% female voter turnout.

ECP said, "The polls and their results in PK-23 have been declared void over low turnout of female voters."

Women votes were less than 10 per cent of the total polled votes in the constituency, ECP further added.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai had emerged as the victor from PK-23 during the July 25 polls.

Earlier, ECP had withheld the victory notification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Shaukat Yousafzai.  

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.