Thursday July 21, 2022

ECP Dismisses PTI Plea Seeking Recount of Votes in PP-7

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday dismissed the PTI plea seeking a recount of votes in the PP-7 Rawalpindi by-election, saying the party failed to prove rigging.

PTI candidate Shabbir Awan filed approached the ECP seeking a recount of votes for the constituency as he claimed that the polling witnessed rigging.

A five-member ECP bench — led by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and including Nisar Ahmed Durrani, Shah Muhammad Jatoi, Babar Hassan Bharwana, and retired Justice Ikramullah Khan — heard the plea.

“The petitioner could not prove rigging […] he also failed to prove the need to recount votes,” the five-member ECP bench said as it announced the verdict.

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