PPP ‘welcomes ECP new vote recount precedent’

By: News Desk      Published: 02:16 AM, 5 May, 2021
PPP ‘welcomes ECP new vote recount precedent’

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto hinted at approaching the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for recounting of votes in the constituencies the party lost in the last election with a narrow margin.

The PPP welcomes new precedent set by allowing consistency-wide recount without specific polling stations complaints, Bilawal posted on Twitter in response to the ECP decision on the NA-249 vote recount.

Many seats from 2018 fall within the 5 percent threshold and candidates have not been given this chance, he tweeted adding that once the ECP order is out PPP will consider going to ECP for recounts in all such seats.

Earlier, the ECP accepted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Miftah Ismail's plea and ordered recounting in the recently-held by-poll in Karachi’s NA-249. Candidates have been asked to reach the office of the returning officer (RO) on May 6 for the re-count.