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LHC fixes pleas against election results for hearing

Justice Ali Baqir Najfi will hear the petitions against election results.



LHC fixes pleas against election results for hearing
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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday fixed hearings for the petitions against the election results in 20 constituencies including Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Abdul Aleem Khan, Khawaja Asif, and Ata Tarar.

Justice Ali Baqir Najfi of the LHC would hear the petitions against the election results in 20 constituencies on February 12th.

The Registrar's Office issued a cause list regarding all the petitions.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid, who is behind the bars and could not do her election campaign, moved the petition against elections results in NA-130. She asked the court to order the ECP to halt the results and order it for recounting.

Many other runner up candidates also challenged the results of the elections before the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Independent candidate Shehzad Farooq also objected to Maryam Nawaz's success in Lahore's NA-119, while PTI-supported independent candidate Zaheer Abbas Khokhar challenged the victory of PML-N's Ata Tarar in NA-127.

In Sialkot's NA-71, PTI-supported candidate Rehana  also  sought a vote recount, disputing the success of PML-N veteran Khawaja Asif. Similarly, the victory of IPP President Aleem Khan in Lahore's NA-117 faced challenge from a rival candidate.

Another contestation arises from Lahore's NA-117, where IPP President Aleem Khan's victory is under scrutiny by a rival candidate.

The Lahore High Court also received a plea challenging against the results of NA-126, with Malik Tauqeer Khokhar contesting the victory of Saif ul Malook Khokhar, alongside the Returning Officer and the Election Commission.

Additionally, the victory of another PML-N candidate, Malik Khalid Khokhar from Lahore's PP-169, has been contested in court by the opposing candidate.

In Multan's NA-148, a PTI-supported independent candidate has petitioned for a vote recount, following the narrow victory of former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.