Imran challenges NA-131 recount order in SC

Imran challenges NA-131 recount order in SC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has approached the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court’s verdict ordering a recount of votes in Lahore’s NA-131 constituency.Babar Awan on Monday submitted an appeal in the apex court on behalf of Imran Khan .

Imran was declared the winner in the constituency even after a recount of the rejected votes, Awan said. On August 4, the LHC had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to recount the votes in NA-131 on the PML-N’s petition.The court had also barred the ECP from issuing a notification declaring the winning candidate from the constituency.

PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique, who lost the election to PTI chief Imran Khan by 680 votes, had approached the court for the recount. Imran had received 84,313 votes while Rafique got 83,633 votes. Earlier, the returning officer had dismissed Rafique’s application for a vote recount


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