LHC rejects pleas challenging key candidates’ victories

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected several pleas filed against victories of key candidates in the General Elections 2024 including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz s (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif and Atta Tarar, ARY News reported.

While rejecting the pleas, the LHC directed the petitioners to approach the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) backed Shahzad Farooq approached the LHC against the victory of PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz from NA-119 Lahore. The court was requested to nullify Maryam s victory from the constituency.

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From NA-71 Sialkot, PTI-backed candidate Rehana Dar challenged Khawaja Asif s victory and requested the LHC to declare her winner. Rehana Dar claimed that she had taken an unassailable lead but the results were changed overnight.

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PTI-backed Salman Akram Raja has also moved the LHC against the victory of Aun Chaudhry, the joint candidate of PML-N and Istehkam-e-Paksitan Party (IPP) from NA-128 Lahore. Salman Akram Raja pleaded with the court to declare Aun Chaudhry s victory null and void, claiming that he won the seat as per Forms 45.

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IPP s Aleem Khan’s victory from NA-117 Lahore was challenged by PTI-backed Ali Aijaz. The IPP candidate won the seat with 91489 votes followed by the petitioner and PTI-backed aspirant who got 80838 votes.

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PTI-backed Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokar moved the LHC against Atta Tarar s victory from NA-127 Lahore and requested it to declare him the winner. Atta Tarar won the seat with 98210 votes and the petitioner finished runner-up with 82230 votes.

The LHC directed all the petitioners to approach the ECP for redressal of grievances

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