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Qadir Patel Retains NA-248 After Recount

Karachi (July 30, 2018): Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Abdul Qadir Patel retained National Assembly seat of NA-248-Karachi West-4 seat after recounting.

The recounting of votes was held at the Govt College of Technology, SITE area on the application of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Aziz.

The result was announced after the recounting of votes which lasted for two days.

PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel was declared the winner after getting 35,075 votes whils PTI’s Sardar Aziz remained runners-up by securing 34,322 votes. Sardar Aziz has accepted the result after recounting.Tight security arrangements were made for the recounting process and containers were placed to block the road outside the Govt College of Technology.

Recounting on NA-131: Imran Remains Victorious Against Saad

Earlier on, After the re-tabulation on NA-131 Lahore, the result of the constituency remained the same as the PTI chairman declared victorious against PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique.

The PML-N candidate and former Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique filed a plea to Returning Officer for recounting on Thursday.

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After the vote recount the votes tally of Saad Rafique increased by 125 votes, however, the votes of Imran Khan has also jumped by 50.

The PTI chairman Imran Khan defeated Saad Rafique with the difference of 680 votes.

Imran Khan has bagged 84,313 votes while Saad Rafique received 83,633 votes.The total number of registered voters in this constituency was 364,213 that included 165,514 female voters.

Khawaja Asif Remains Victorious After Recounting In NA-73

Earlier on, 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 the 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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