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PML-N Leader Miftah Ismail’s Request Seeking Recount In NA-249 Election Accepted By ECP

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) leader Miftah Ismail’s application seeking a recount in the NA-249 Karachi by-election. The request has been fixed for hearing on May 4 (Tuesday).

In its order, the ECP noted that polling for NA-249 by-election had taken place on April 29 and the provisional result was announced the next day by the returning officer (RO). The PML-N candidate’s request submitted earlier was rejected by the RO.
The ECP said that Ismail has now “submitted an application under Section 95(6) of the Elections Act, 2017 before the commission wherein he has requested for a complete recount of the entire constituency.”

The order further said: “The margin of victory is less than five per cent of the total votes polled in the constituency or 10,000 votes whichever is less in accordance with the provisions of Section 95 (5) of the (Elections) Act, the Commission is satisfied that prima facie case exists for intervention, and therefore stay the consolidation process.”

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