Supreme Court announces order in Imran Khan's petition against Saad Rafique
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday rejected the Lahore High Court order against Imran Khan and stopped the recounting order in NA 131 Lahore.
SC accepted PTI chief Imran Khan's petition.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique had petitioned for a recount in the closely contested NA-131 Lahore-9 constituency, from where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan had emerged victorious. He had alleged that the presiding officer deliberately rejected hundreds of votes.
Bagging a total of 84,313 votes in the constituency, Imran had defeated Rafique by 680 ballots.
The PML-N leader had then requested the constituency's returning officer (RO) to conduct a recount of the rejected votes. Following the re-tabulation, Imran's margin of victory had reduced to 608 votes.
Later, Rafique had petitioned to re-tabulate results of the entire constituency which was rejected by the returning officer. The PML-N leader had then challenged the decision in LHC's election tribunal.