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LHC orders re-counting of votes for Punjab CM election
June 30, 2022

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The Lahore High Court has ordered re-counting of votes for the election of Chief Minister Punjab after exclusion of votes of 25 dissident PTI members.

Speaking at a news conference in Lahore on Thursday, PML-N leader Attaullah Tarar said Hamza Shehbaz is still Punjab’s Chief Minister and we have a simple majority of 177 votes in the house while the opposition has 168 members.

He said the court did not annul the previous decision nor did it order the fresh elections.

Attaullah Tarar said the Punjab Governor has been directed by the court to summon the Punjab Assembly session on Friday evening.

The Punjab Assembly Secretariat has issued notification for the 40th session of the House to be held at 4 pm on Friday.

In the session, the re-counting of votes for the election of Punjab Chief Minister will be held under Article-130 of the Constitution.