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SC rejects Jamshed Dasti’s plea for vote recount in NA-182

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition filed by Awami Raj Party (ARP) chairman Jamshed Dasti seeking recounting of ballot papers in the national assembly constituency, NA-182, Muzaffargarh.  Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a bench of the apex court directed the petitioner to approach the relevant forum for redressal of his grievance. Alleging irregularities in the election process, Dasti said power supply was suspended in his constituency at 11:00 pm on the election day of…

LHC turns down Abid Sher Ali’s plea for vote recount

LAHORE: Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected a request by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Abid Sher Ali seeking votes recount in the NA-108 Faisalabad constituency. LHC judge Justice Mamoon Rasheed Sheikh was hearing the case filed by Abid Sher Ali who lost the elections by a mere 1200 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Farrukh Habib. The former state minister stated the Returning Officer had turned down his request for vote recount which was a gross violation of his rights and…

Miftah Ismail criticises attempts by PTI to oppose vote recount

KARACH/LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has strongly criticised attempts by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to oppose vote recount in constituencies across the country. Earlier, the Lahore High Court ordered the Election Commission of Pakistan to withhold the notification of Imran Khan’s victory from Lahore’s NA-131 constituency against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique. Rafique had approached the court pleading for a recount in the all constituencies. He strongly lashed…

SHC stays vote recount in NA-230, PS-73

HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday granted a stay order against recounting of ballot papers in NA-230 (Badin-II) and PS-73 (Badin-IV) constituencies, ARY News reported. This injunction came on a petition filed by Dr Fehmida Mirza who challenged the vote recount in both the constituencies. The SHC Hyderabad Circuit bench summoned the returning officer concerned on August 03. Dr Mirza defeated Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Haji Rasool Bux by a margin of 860 votes in NA-203 in the July 25…

Former presidential candidate seeks vote recount in three US states

WASHINGTON: Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Thursday launched a bid to seek a vote recount in Wisconsin, the first of three Rust Belt states won by Donald Trump where she intends to challenge the result. Stein's campaign announced Thursday that it had raised the $1.1 million necessary to fund a recount in Wisconsin and was on track to do the same in Pennsylvania and Michigan, having raised $2.7 million of a $4.5 million goal. Her campaign has cited unspecified "anomalies" as grounds to mount a…