NA-249 Karachi: Shehbaz Sharif's plea against Faisal Vawda’s victory rejected

06:48 PM | 27 Jul, 2018
NA-249 Karachi: Shehbaz Sharif's plea against Faisal Vawda’s victory rejected
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KARACHI - The Returning Officer of NA-249 on Friday rejected the plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif to recount the vote in the closely contested constituency of Karachi.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Faisal Vawda won in Wednesday’s polls by 600 votes, beating Shehbaz Sharif, who secured 34626 votes.

Separately, PTI’s Aleem Khan’s plea for a vote recount in NA-129 Lahore has been approved by the Returning Officer (RO). The RO has summoned the winner, PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq Saturday at 10am.

Khan in his plea stated the constituency’s results stand in contrast to facts, adding that the polling agents were not provided with Form 45, which is a statement of the count.

He also claimed that the polling agents were expelled from the polling stations during the vote count.

Sadiq won the seat with 103,021 votes, while Khan secured 94,879 votes.