SC suspends Lahore High Court verdict for recount in NA-131 constituency

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has suspended the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict to re-tabulate the results of NA-131 constituency in the light of one more recount, as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan petitioned before the apex court against the LHC ruling

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Pakistan Muslim League (NAwaz) leader and ex railway minister Khawaja Saad Rafique had petitioned before LHC for a recount in the closely competed NA-131 Lahore-9 constituency, from where PTI chief and nominated prime minister Imran Khan emerged victorious.

Following his loss, Saad Rafique contended that the presiding officer deliberately rejected hundreds of votes.

Securing a total of 84,313 votes in the constituency, Imran had defeated Rafique by 680 ballots.

The PML( N) aide 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.

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