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

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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 July 25, hence, the returning officer announced results at 2:00 pm the next day.

He requested the bench to order recounting of ballots in this constituency.

The ARP chairman contested from two National Assembly constituencies NA-182 and NA-183 and a provincial assembly seat in southern Punjab district of Muzaffargarh, but couldn’t win a single seat in the election.

The PPP candidates, Mahar Irshad Sial, Raza Rabani Khar, and Nawabzada Iftikhar Ahmad won three national assembly seats NA-182, NA-183, and 184, in Muzaffargarh, respectively.

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