ECP takes important decision over NA 249 election petitions

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ECP takes important decision over NA 249 election petitions

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail's request for a recount in the NA-249 by-poll.

The ECP, in a statement, directed all the political parties to reach the office of Returning Officer at 9:00am on May 6 where the recounting would be held.

The recounting would be conducted of all the polling stations in the constituency.

Ismail had written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, seeking a vote recount in NA-249 after he lost the poll by 683 votes. PPP’s Qadir Khan Mandokhel had pulled off a surprising victory in the April 29 election.

The PML-N had also requested the ECP to conduct a forensic audit of the votes in the NA-249 constituency. In his letter, Ismail had mentioned that presiding officers from 34 polling stations did not WhatsApp the results.