Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique

Pak polls: RO accepts Saad Rafique's plea challenging Imran's win

ANI | Updated: Jul 27, 2018 23:10 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Jul 27 (ANI): The Returning Officer (RO) on Friday accepted a plea filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique challenging Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's triumph in the NA-131 (Lahore 9) constituency.
Rafique, who lost to Imran in a closely-fought contest, filed a complaint citing irregularities in vote-count process.
In his plea, Rafique claimed that the presiding officer deliberately rejected hundreds of votes to make Imran win while also demanding a recount of votes in the NA-131 seat.
Furthermore, the PML-N leader demanded that unless the votes were counted again, the results should not be declared, Geo News reported.
According to unofficial results, Imran won the constituency with 84,313 votes, defeating Rafique, who managed to get 83,633 votes.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released results of 268 out of 270 National Assembly (NA) constituencies. As per the ECP's preliminary results, PTI has won 117 seats, followed by PML-N and Pakistan People's Party (PPP), who are in the second (64 seats) and third positions (43 seats) respectively.
The PML-N and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) on Friday chaired an all-party meeting in Islamabad to discuss the future course of the action of all the political parties on the results of Wednesday's general elections. (ANI)