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Imran Khan conditionally allowed to take oath as Pak National Assembly member

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's election commission today conditionally allowed to take oath as member of the as it withheld his victory notifications from two constituencies and declared him winner from three others from where he contested in the July 25

The 65-year-old Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman has been allowed to take oath as member of the from one of the three constituencies subject to the decision of the (ECP) in the pending case of violation of the election code of conduct against him.

It was not yet clear whether Khan can take oath as Pakistan's next

Legally, only those candidates can take oath as members of the whose notification of success has been issued and their names published in the official gazette.

Khan, set to become Pakistan's next 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.

Notification from seat has been stayed on the order of High Court and from due to pending case about allegation of violation of code of conduct as he stamped his ballot paper in front of TV cameras and violated secrecy.

The ECP has notified him as winner on NA-35 (Bannu), NA-95 (Mianwali) and NA-243 (Karachi). But the victory on all the three seats is conditional on the decision of code of conduct case against him in the ECP.

Khan is facing violation of code of conduct case for using inappropriate language during election campaign.

In case of conviction by the ECP, Khan will be disqualified from all seats.

But given his huge success and overall political environment, there are more chances that he will be only served a warning.

From NA-53 (Islamabad-II), Khan had defeated former The had received 92,891 votes while the PML-N leader managed to get 44,314 votes.

The toughest competition to Khan came from constituency NA-131 where he was up against Muslim League-Nawaz leader

The notification for NA-131 success was withheld as the has reserved its verdict on former railways minister's plea for recounting of votes in the constituency, Geo reported.

Earlier, some reported that the electoral body has withheld results from all five constituencies Khan won. However, it was later clarified that the ECP held back notifications of only two constituencies, reported.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:55 IST
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