Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafiq.—File Photo

LAHORE: Returning Officer Khalid Mehmood Bhatti on Tuesday dismissed an application of PTI candidate Hamid Khan for NA-125, for recounting of votes.

Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khwaja Saad Rafique was announced as the winner from NA-125 after counting of votes.

Earlier, Hamid Khan's counsel Ahmad Owais appearing before the Returning Officer alleged rigging at various polling stations of the constituency and of bogus voting.

He pleaded the returning officer to issue directions for recounting of votes.

However, Saad Rafique's counsel contended that all allegations were baseless. He pleaded to dismiss the application.

The returning officer after hearing the arguments dismissed the application.

Meanwhile, Returning Officer Javed ul Hassan Chishti also dismissed an application of PML-N candidate Khawaja Ahmad Hasaan for NA-126, for recounting of votes.

The appellant through his application alleged rigging and bogus votes and pleaded to issue directions for recounting of votes.

Updated May 14, 2013 10:59pm

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