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ECP notifies Imran’s victory in NA-131

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday issued the victory notification of Imran Khan’s NA 131-Lahore that was earlier withheld due to pending dispute in the court. According to the ECP, the notification was issued in the light of Supreme Court orders. On August 4, the Lahore High Court had ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold Imran Khan’s victory notification from Lahore’s NA-131 constituency. https://arynews.tv/en/ecp-announces-final-results-general-elections/…

Setback for Saad Rafique as SC stays vote recount in NA-131

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended a ruling of the Lahore High Court (LHC) that ordered recounting of all ballot papers in a National Assembly constituency in Lahore, NA-131, where PTI chief Imran Khan defeated PML-N stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique in the recently held parliamentary elections.  A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, gave this interim order on an appeal filed by Khan, who is poised to become the next prime minister of the country, challenging the LHC…

NA-131: LHC orders ECP to withhold Imran Khan’s victory notification

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withhold Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's victory notification from Lahore's NA-131 constituency, ARY News reported. During the hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, the court not only ordered the ECP to withhold the PTI chief's victory notification but also ordered a complete vote-recount. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja…

Imran submits details of election expenses

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Saturday submitted to the returning officer a return of the expenses he incurred during the election campaign in his Lahore constituency, NA-131.  According to the details, the PTI chief spent Rs9, 97, 925 during the election campaign in NA-131. The returning officer while accepting the return forwarded it to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)  for issuance of the notification of his victory from the constituency. A…

Vote recount underway in several NA constituencies

LAHORE: Vote recount underway in a number of National Assembly constituencies on the request of runner-up candidates who complained of irregularities in the counting process.  A recount of votes is underway in NA-131 where PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique challenged PTI chief Imran Khan’s victory. A day earlier, the returning officer concerned accepted the request for recounting the votes in this constituency. According to unofficial results, the PTI chief bagged 84, 313 votes, defeating the former railway minister…

Acceptance of Imran’s papers for NA-131 challenged

LAHORE: A petition challenging a decision of the returning officer to accept nomination papers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for NA-131 Lahore was filed on Friday.   The petition was filed before a Lahore High Court appellate tribunal, which states the RO illegally approved the papers of the PTI chief while overlooking certain facts. It was argued that Mr. Khan is ineligible to contest the election for he was not honest and trustworthy as per the purport of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.…