Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday challenged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan’s NA-131 (Lahore VIIII) victory and demanded a recount of the votes.
Rafique submitted the application to the returning officer of his constituency contending that the presiding officer deliberately rejected hundreds of votes cast in his favour.
The former federal minister for railways also requested that the notification of Imran’s win be halted until the process of counting ‘rejected’ votes is completed. Rafique also complained about the delaying tactics.
After receiving a public dressing-down in the recently concluded general elections, the PML-N on Thursday announced it would attend the all-party conference (APC) called by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal in the federal capital on Friday (today).
The PML-N has already rejected the election results that handed its arch-rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) a comfortable lead in National Assembly seats. Other political parties including the MMA also cried foul at the electoral process.
The APC will discuss the anomalies in the election process and the future course of action.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told The Express Tribune, “The decision to attend the APC was taken in a late Wednesday meeting after all leading parties started contacting each other on the rigging issue.”
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