Imran's win stands after rejected vote recount in Lahore's NA-131

A person who stole the public's mandate will now be our PM, Rafique lashes out at Imran


News Desk July 29, 2018
In the final vote count Rafique lost by a total of 608 votes. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

After a recount of the rejected votes in  Lahore's NA-131, Pakistan on Sunday, Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan still topples Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khawaja Saad Rafique, Express News reported.

The former minister of railways requested a recount of the rejected votes from the polling station he lost from in the constituency.

The returning officer Akhtar Bhangoo accepted the request after which the rejected votes from 242 ballot boxes were counted again.

The PTI supremo gained a further 50 votes while Rafique could only gain 70 votes over him.

The PML-N leader's votes did increase but not enough to defeat the former cricketer turned politician.

In the final vote count Rafique lost by a total of 608 votes.

Polls aftermath: RO rejects former PM Abbasi's recount petition

As the news broke the former federal minister called for a recount of all votes in the constituency which was later denied by Bhangoo.

The PML-N leader gave in the request for a recount of all votes in NA-131 on July 26.







Rafique then brought Imran into the firing line by claiming that "In 2013, I won this very same constituency by 40,000 votes, then he [Imran] made my life a living hell over it".

"He [Imran] himself said that any constituency will be opened for a  recount and now when I've requested for it, his lawyer is vehemently opposing it," he said.

"Imran needs to stick to his word and he's stolen this constituency's mandate," he claimed.

"The PTI's politics is based on hyprocrisy, he lied about opening all constituencies for a recount," he claimed.

"He's started lying before taking oath of office, a person who stole the public's mandate will now be the country premier," he quipped.

COMMENTS (2)

arfan aslam khan | 3 years ago | Reply Why you Indians do not mind your own business,and see what is your Modi up to with begging bowls,so keep your nose clean.
TheStriker | 3 years ago | Reply Lol. How can Imran lie about opening constitutes? He still hasn't assumed the office yet.
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