- Sindh High Court bars Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of notifying official result of NA 215
Sindh High Court Bars Election Commission Of Pakistan (ECP) Of Notifying Official Result Of NA 215
The Sindh High Court Hyderabad Circuit Bench here Friday restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from notifying the official result of NA 215 constituency of Sanghar district.
HYDERABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Aug, 2018 ) :The Sindh High Court Hyderabad Circuit Bench here Friday restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from notifying the official result of NA 215 constituency of Sanghar district.
The order was given in a petition filed by one of the losing candidates of NA 215 Haji Khuda Bux Rajar. Rajar through his counsel advocate Jhamatmal Jethanand prayed the court to order the Returning Officer of NA 215 to recount the total votes.
The counsel further pleaded that the announcement of the official election result should be withheld until the recounting was carried out on the SHC's order.
Jethanand maintained that as per the ECP's rule of 5 percent threshold in the difference between the votes of the winning candidate and a candidate seeking recount, his client had the legal right to avail the recount.
According to the preliminary result prepared by the RO, the petitioner Rajar was polled 77,227 votes against the winning candidate Naveed Dero of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) who received 77,812 votes.
The SHC while restraining the ECP from declaring the result put the respondents including the ECP, RO and others on notice for August 7. The respondents includes ECP, RO of NA 215 and the wining candidate, among others.