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Pak poll body withholds Imran Khan's victory notifications from 2 seats; swearing-in to be delayed?

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's election commission today withheld the victory notifications of 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

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

The 65-year-old Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman, 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.

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

However, the notification of Khan's success has been withheld as a case pertaining to violation to ECP's code of conduct is being heard against him.

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

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

The notifications issued for his wins in NA-35 (Bannu), NA-95 (Mianwali-I) and NA-243 (East-II), however, will be subject to the ECP's final decision in pending cases pertaining to violation of its code of conduct.

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.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:05 IST