KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday challenged the results of NA-249, Karachi constituency in the Sindh High Court.
In his petition, Shehbaz requested for a vote recount in the constituency.
“There were massive irregularities and a vote recount should be ordered in the constituency,” the petition stated.
“Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Faisal Vawda only won from NA-249 owing to irregularities in the vote count process,” it added.
The SHC approved Shehbaz’s request for an urgent hearing of the petition. The hearing of the petition is expected to be conducted today.
Earlier on Sunday, Shehbaz requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct a recount in NA-249.
PTI’s Faisal Vawda won against Shehbaz from the constituency during the July 25 polls. Vawda had received 35,344 votes while Shehbaz bagged 34,626 votes.