DIR, 06 December: The elections for the posts of nazim and naib nazim of tehsil Wari, Upper Dir, for the third consecutive time ended in a tie on Tuesday after both the candidates secured seven votes each.

The Election Commission, as per rules, announced to hold fresh elections of tehsil councilors in Wari tehsil.

The contest between Jamaat-e-Islami’s candidate Hussain Ahmad and Mutahida Mahaz’ candidate Saeed Shah remained tied twice.

The election for the post of Wari tehsil nazim first held on Aug 30 in which both the candidates secured equal number of votes. As per the decision of the returning officer, a re-election was held on Sep 14 and again both the candidates secured equal number of votes, after which the returning officer had announced a third round of election.

The Election Commission had set Sep 20 for the election but it was postponed for two times.

The election commission said that date for fresh elections of tehsil councilors would be announced soon.