Pak poll body withholds Imran Khan's victory notifications from 2 seats

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan‘s election commission on Tuesday withheld the victory notifications of Imran Khan from two of the five constituencies from where he contested in the July 25 general elections, possibly jeopardising his plans to be sworn-in as the new prime minister.

In other three constituencies, notifications of Imran’s victory have been issued but will be subject to the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the pending case of violation of the election code of conduct, media reports said.

The 65-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, set to become Pakistan’s next prime minister after being nominated by his party, had contested and won from five constituencies.

The ECP has withheld victory notifications of Khan from NA-53 (Islamabad-II) and NA-131 (Lahore-IX) constituencies.

From NA-53, Khan had defeated former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The PTI chief had received 92,891 votes while the PML-N leader managed to get 44,314 votes.

However,…

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