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NA-73: LHC stays notification of Khawaja Asif’s victory

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday stayed notification of victory of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif's victory in NA-73 constituency (Sialkot-II), ARY News reported. The victory notification was stayed following a plea filed by the rival candidate, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar, for recounting of votes in the constituency. The court has also issued a notice in this regard to all the stakeholders including the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), seeking a…

After recount, Khawaja Asif remains winner in NA-73

SIALKOT: After a recount, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif remained victorious in the electoral battle against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar in NA-73, Sialkot.  Mr. Dar, who lost the election to the former foreign minister, approached the returning officer seeking a recount of votes. The RO, however, turned down his request for recounting the complete votes cast in the constituency and allowed a recount of only 7,300 rejected votes and 174 postal ballots of 15 polling…

Khawaja Asif files nomination papers for Sialkot NA seat

LAHORE: After being declared eligible to contest elections by the Supreme Court, former foreign minister and PML-N leader Khawaja Asif is set to run in the July 25 general elections as he filed his nomination papers for a National Assembly seat (NA-73) and provincial assembly seat (PP-37) in Sialkot on Sunday.  Speaking to the media after filing the nomination papers, he said the people will give their verdict on July 25. He expressed a resolve that he will uphold the respect and sanctity of the people's vote and will…