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The returning officer issued notices to the concerned quarters for the recounting of votes on Saturday.
The recounting would be conducted in presence of candidates.
The recounting increased Dr Mirza's victory margin to 1,065 although her total votes decreased by 1,811 votes.
Later, the former minister approached the high court challenging dismissal of his application for complete recounting by the returning officer.
She said the returning officer had declined her request for recounting.
He contended that the RO violated fundamental rights of the petitioner by refusing to hold recounting of the ballots.
Although the ECP has ordered recounting on more than 70 constituencies, the list officially shared with it includes 26 constituencies 15 national and 11 provincial assemblies.
The recounting was started on Saturday and continued the next day but had to be stopped following objections raised by Dr Fehmida Mirza, who has been declared winner of the NA-230 seat in the unofficial results.
The exchanges ended up in acrimonious scenes in the evening when GDA's unofficially winner candidate Dr Fehmida Mirza a former speaker of the National Assembly - raised her strong objection to the validation of some votes in favour of her rival candidate, PPP's Haji Rasool Bux Chandio, in the NA-230 results, according to sources privy to the recounting process.
In his application requesting for recounting of the votes, Mr Mashood said that Mr Vawda had won the seat with a the winning margin of only over 600 votes while over 3,000 votes were rejected during the counting.
A 3-mmeber bench of SC presided over by Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh took up for hearing PML-N leader petition seeking recounting in provincial assembly constituency PP-129 Toba Tek Singh on Monday.
Ms Raza argued in the LHC the recounting of the 21 polling stations had already been done where Baba was declared winner right after the July 25 polls.