Rawalpindi: The Election Commission of Pakistan has reserved its verdict on the re-count plea by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate in the PP-7 seat of the Punjab Assembly, ARY News reported.
ECP would announce the reserved verdict on 1 pm today.
PTI candidate had filed a plea to re-count votes in the constituency after he lost the polls by just 49 votes. The Returning Officer (RO) of the constituency had rejected the re-count plea after which the PTI candidate approached the ECP.
PTI candidate Shabbir Awan’s lawyer argued that the RO had the authority to do a recount but he rejected our plea without even asking us the reason for a recount.
PML-N’s Raja Sagheer won the by-poll on the Punjab Assembly seat with a margin of just 49 votes defeating Mohammad Shabbir Awan of the PTI. The PTI also raised questions over the delayed announcement of the result in the constituency.
The Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench on Wednesday stopped the RO from notifying the results pertaining to the unofficially declared winner of PP-7 Rawalpindi.
The verdict on the re-count plea, filed by the PTI candidate, would be announced on 1 pm July 21, 2022.