LHC suspends ECP orders for votes recounting

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The Lahore High Court on Friday suspended the orders of the Election Commission of Pakistan for recounting of votes in NA-137 of Nankana Sahib.
The court passed the orders on a petition moved by winning candidate of PML-N Rai Mansib Ali Khan.
The petitioner through counsel told the court that ECP had ordered for recounting of the votes in the constituency on an application moved by PTI candidate Ijaz Shah.
The counsel pointed out that ECP had constituted Election Tribunals for hearing such cases and issued a notification in this regard.
After the notification, the ECP orders couldn’t be followed as it was not the responsibility of the Returning Officers when the Election Tribunals had been formed.
He requested the court to suspend the orders of the ECP and restrain Returning Officer concerned from recounting of the votes.
The court heard initial arguments and suspended the ECP notification for recounting of the votes.
The court also issued notice to ECP for reply till May 20th.

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