Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday approved Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique’s appeal for a recount of the votes in the of constituency NA-131 in Lahore.

The LHC has asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to stop issuing the notification of Imran Khan’s victory in the constituency.

The PML-N leader had lost the seat in the constituency against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the elections-2018 - held on July 25.

During the hearing, the PTI chairman’s counsel said that election results were compiled in the presence of Saad Rafique and his lawyers.

Rafique’s counsel, however, argued that the ECP had ordered a recount in Aleem Khan’s NA-129 constituency in response to an application and that in many constituencies, the number of votes for the complainant had increased after a recount.

Earlier, LHC had reserved verdict on Saad Rafique’s plea to recount votes in NA-131. ECP had upheld Imran Khan’s victory.