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Ajmal Jami in “Nuqta-e-Nazar” covered these topics:
• The Lahore High Court (LHC) Tuesday directed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to notify victory of PTI and PML-N candidates from NA-108 and 106 constituencies in Faisalabad.
• Justice Mamoonur Rashid while dismissing petition filed by PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali requesting recounting in NA-108 asked the electoral commission to issue the victory notifications of Farrukh Habib and Rana Sanaullah.
• Abid Sher Ali had challenged the victory of PTI’s Farrukh Habib pleading that the returned candidate won by a margin of 1,201 votes and the returning officer denied further recounting on ballot papers.
The ECP on Tuesday notified the final results for the general election, issuing a list of the winning MNAs and MPAs.
The results of 16 constituencies have not been specified for various reasons, among which are two seats that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan contested the elections on.
• The notifications for two of the PTI chief’s seats — NA-53 (Islamabad-II) and NA-131 (Lahore-IX) — have been withheld. The notifications issued for his wins in NA-35 (Bannu), NA-95 (Mianwali-I) and NA-243 (Karachi East-II), however, will be subject to the ECP’s final decision in pending cases pertaining to violation of its code of conduct.
In NA-53, the notification of Khan’s victory against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been withheld, the ECP list reads.
In NA-131, the ECP withheld its notification because of a Lahore High Court order staying the result.