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Khawaja Asif Remains Victorious After Recounting In NA-73

Sialkot (July 29, 2018): Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif remained victorious in the electoral battle against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar in NA-73, Sialkot after recount.  

Usman Dar, who lost the election to the former foreign minister, approached the returning officer seeking a recount of votes.

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The RO, however, turned down his request for recounting the complete votes cast in the constituency and allowed a recount of only 7,300 rejected votes and 174 postal ballots of 15 polling stations.

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After the recount, Mr. Asif remained winner with an increase of 45 votes cast in his favour while the PTI candidate’s votes increased by 132, slightly changing a margin of over 1400.

The PML-N candidate secured 117, 002 votes while the PTI candidate could bag 115,596, losing the seat by a margin of mere 1406 votes as against the initial vote difference of 1493.

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