Many seats from 2018 fall within 5 percent threshold and candidates have not been given this chance.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday while reacting to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of recounting in NA-249 said that his party would also consider approaching the commission for recounting in previous seats.

In his latest tweet, the PPP chairman welcomed the new precedent set by allowing consistency wide recount without specific polling station complaints.

He said, “Many seats from 2018 fall within 5 percent threshold and candidates have not been given this chance.”

Bilawal went on to say that once ECP order is out, the PPP will consider going to ECP for recounts in all such seats.

Earlier today, ECP had accepted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) plea and ordered recount in NA-249 by-elections.

During the hearing, PML-N candidate Miftah Ismail submitted the details of unsigned form 45 in the commission and requested to launch inquiry into the irregularities.

The PML-N lawyer adopted the stance that a separate petition will be filed for re-polling in the constituency. Vote recount is our first priority however, we can take further step if not get satisfied, he added.

He said that unverified forms 45 and 46 have made the election suspicious. Form 45 of 167 polling stations was without signatures while some polling agents also didn’t get form 46, he told.