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Supreme Court suspends LHC’s order for a recount in NA-131

August 8, 2018

The Supreme Court suspended on Wednesday the Lahore High Court’s order to recount votes in Lahore’s NA-131.

PTI chief Imran Khan, who had won from NA-131, had approached the apex court against the Lahore High Court’s order for a recount in the constituency.

Admitting Imran’s appeal for the hearing, the court has also suspended the order halting the issuance of a notification declaring Imran as the winner from NA-131.

The counsel for PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who lost the elections to PTI chief, said Imran had said in his speech that he is open to the scrutiny of any constituency.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that Imran’s speech was political and it would be appropriate to raise this issue on a political forum.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan the election tribunal can be approached after the compilation of the result.

Earlier, on Rafique’s appeal, the Lahore High Court had ordered the election commission to recount all votes cast in the constituency.


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