In a major relief to Imran Khan, the Supreme Court today suspended a recount in a National Assembly constituency in Lahore where the cricketer-turned-politician had narrowly defeated his rival in the July 25 general elections.
Khan, 65, set to become Pakistan's new prime minister next week, faced a piquant situation after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) yesterday only gave him conditional approval to take oath as a Member of the National Assembly. He had contested and won from five constituencies.
While the ECP withheld his victory notifications from two constituencies, it declared him winner from three others from where he contested, subject to the decision of a pending litigation against him over alleged violation of the election code of conduct.
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