SHC orders ECP to withhold Faisal Vawda victory notification in NA-249 constituency

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court has ordered the Election Commission of  Pakistan (ECP) to withhold Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidate Faisal Vawda victory notification.

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The verdict came following Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President, ex chief minister Shehbaz Sharif petition today challenging the results of NA-249, Karachi constituency before the  Sindh High Court.

PML (N) prime minister nominee requested for a vote recount in the constituency.

The  petition stated that “there were massive irregularities and a vote recount should be ordered in the constituency,”

“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Faisal Vawda only won from NA-249 owing to irregularities in the vote count process,” it added.

The SHC then later approved Shehbaz’s request for an urgent hearing of the petition. The hearing of the petition is expected to be conducted today.

 

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