RAWALPINDI: PTI candidate Shabbir Awan’s plea for a recounting of votes in Rawalpindi’s PP-7 was rejected by the returning officer (RO) of the constituency, it emerged on Wednesday.
It’s pertinent to say right here that PML-N candidate Raja Sagheer Ahmed emerged victorious from the constituency by a skinny margin of 49 votes within the Punjab by-polls held on July 17.
As per the unofficial results of PP-7, PML-N’s Ahmed gained the seat with 68,906 votes, whereas PTI’s Awan managed to bag 68,857 votes.
Following the slender margin of defeat, the PTI candidate determined to problem the outcomes and filed an software for a recount of votes within the constituency.
In keeping with sources, the RO, in a reserved verdict, stated that every one polling brokers had been current on the time of the end result announcement, and due to this fact, recounting of votes won’t be carried out.
The sources additional cited the RO as saying that the PTI candidate failed to offer any strong proof meriting a vote recount within the constituency.
“Subsequently, on account of lack of proof, PTI’s plea was rejected. Solely rejected votes will likely be re-checked,” stated a verdict, in response to the sources.
Throughout the Punjab by-polls on July 17, PTI gained at the very least 15 out of 20 constituencies, whereas PML-N solely clinched victory in 4. An unbiased candidate additionally managed to get one seat.