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Usman Dar Challenges Khuwaja Asif Victory From NA 73

Islamabad (September 22, 2018): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Muhammad Usman Dar on Saturday challenged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif’s victory from NA-73, Sialkot 2 during the July 25 polls.

The PTI leader submitted a petition in the election tribunal challenging Asif’s victory.

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In his petition, Dar stated that Asif submitted an unverified affidavit along with his nomination papers and hid details of his assets.

Dar further urged that the staff of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) failed to implement the Election Act. He stated that polling bags from 53 polling stations were submitted on the day after the General Election 2018 and re-counting should have been ordered owing to a difference of 1,406 votes.

During the July 25 polls, Asif had secured 116,957 votes while Dar had received 115,464 votes from the NA-73 constituency.However, Dar had requested a re-count in the constituency following the result but Asif had retained his seat.

The vote recount was completed in NA-73 with Asif receiving 45 more votes than before. The vote count of PTI’s Muhammad Dar, who had requested the re-tally in the constituency, increased by 132 but he still remained behind the PML-N leader.

Earlier, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar announced on Saturday  to challenge the election result of Karachi’s NA-245.

Talking to media, Sattar said that he will present witnesses along with factual evidence. He also expressed hope that the verdict will be announced in his favor.

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The MQM leader further asserted that the people of Pakistan will decide his political future.

It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain emerged victorious with 56615 votes in the constituency while Farooq Sattar stood second with 35247 votes.

The result was announced after people cast vote to their favorite candidate during General Elections 2018 on July 26.

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