ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) stopped Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from issuing victory notification of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Khawaja Muhammad Asif in NA-73 Sialkot.
Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by runner up Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Usman Dar from the constituency.
Representing the petitioner, Advocate Anees Hashmi submitted before the court that his client lost election to Khawaja Asif with a thin margin. He submitted that the petitioner moved an application with the returning officer for complete vote recount but the returning officer agreed to recounting of fifteen polling stations only.
Meanwhile, the court also dismissed a petition for vote recount in NA-114, filed by PPP runner up candidate Faisal Saleh Hayat.