Shehbaz, Maryam delighted over ECP decision


ISLAMABAD, MAY 04 (DNA) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and Vice President Maryam Nawaz said that they were happy to learn that PML-N’s demand for a vote recount in NA-249 has been accepted.

In a tweet uploaded on Tuesday, the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly said that the narrow difference in votes of the top contestants necessitated this in the interest of transparency.

Shehbaz stressed, “Credibility of vote is a sure foundation of democracy.” It may be mentioned here that the Election Commission of Pakistan has ordered a vote recount in the NA-249 by-election.

The ECP also ordered all parties to reach the Returning Officer’s office in Karachi on May 6 at 9am for the vote recount.  PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz also tweeted, “Alhamdolillah we got a recount and we hope to win Insha’Allah but even if we don’t, we will not relent and try all we can till we get our stolen votes and seat back. Will fight tooth and nail for the right of people of NA-249.”

Senator Musadik Malik congratulating PML-N candidate Miftah Ismael said, “The ECP orders a recount. Many congratulations to all, especially to Miftah. Does this decision now indicate what happened in the elections.” He tweeted, “NA 249: Form 45 is the official summary of the polling results, required by the law to be signed by each polling agent. The signs confirm that the results are verified. Otherwise, as is the case here, one can issue Form 45, and subsequently stuff the polling boxes accordingly.”