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Imran Khan’s win stands after NA-131 vote recount



Saad Rafique

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and prime minister-designate Imran Khan has been declared the winner of NA-131 seat after thorough recounting of 2,835 rejected votes.

In the final count, Imran Khan emerged victorious again by a total of 602 votes.

It should be noted that the representatives of Imran Khan and Khawaja Saad Rafique were present during the process of recounting.

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 in a number of tweets 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.


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