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ECP ordered Faisal Vowda, Returning officer to present before court

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday issued notice to PTI winning candidate Faisal Vawda and Returning officer over the PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif’s appeal for vote recount on NA- 249.
The seat was won by PTI candidate Faisal Vowda in general election 2018 with very low margin while Shehbaz Sharif submitted plea for recount but rejected by the RO, however he again submitted his plea before ECP.
Hearing the case today, the ECP ordered PTI candidate Faisal Vowda and Returning officer to present before the court on September 26.
On August 05, President Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Shehbaz Sharif requested the Election Commission of Pakistan for re-count on NA-249 (Karachi).
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Faisal Vawda won against Shehbaz on the constituency. Vawda received 35,344 votes while Shehbaz managed to bag 34,626Shehbaz in his request filed through Barrister Zafarullah maintained that the vote count was not done appropriately and the returning officer manipulated the form 45. The PML-N president said that the difference between rejected votes and the margin of winning votes is marginal.
He requested the ECP to null and void the polls held on the constituency and to not issue the notification of election result.