LAHORE: Senior PML-N leader and former Railways minister Kh Saad Rafique Friday challenged results of NA-131 Lahore 9 in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was emerged as winner with 84313 votes.
Rafique submitted a petition in this regard to Returning Officer (RO) Muhammad Akhtar Bhango.
The plea maintained that the presiding officer rejected hundreds of votes deliberately. The former Railways Minister has demanded a recount in the constituency as PTI chief won by a close margin.
In a major upset on Wednesday, Khan thrashed PML-N’s strong candidate Khawaja Saad Rafique in NA-131 while clean sweeping four other constituencies.
According to unofficial election results, Imran Khan obtained 84,313 votes in a nail-biting contest against Saad Rafique who secured 83,633 votes. Khan clinched the victory with a lead of 680 votes.
While official results were yet to be announced by the electoral commission, the PTI party is leading in early election results, winning 118 of the 272 seats in the National Assembly. INP