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SC overturned LHC decision to recount in NA-131

08 August, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has overturned the decision given by Lahore High Court’s (LHC) to allow a recount in NA-131.

This development comes after Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Babar Awan submitted an appeal to the SC on Monday, claiming that the result in NA-131 had remained the same after recounting rejected votes.

On August 4, the LHC ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to recount votes in NA-131. The consituency was contested by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Saad Rafique and PTI’s Imran Khan. Saad Rafique had lost to Khan by 680 votes.

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