By-poll upset: PML-N wins two provincial assembly seats; PTI wins one

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LAHORE: According to unofficial results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has won PK-63 Nowshera and PP-51 Wazirabad seats while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won NA-45 Kurram in by-elections.

In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, polling on four vacant seats of National Assembly and provincial assemblies was held on Friday.

Seats of NA-75, Sialkot-IV Daska, PP 51 Gujranwala-I, NA-45 Kurram-I and PK-63 Nowshera III fell vacant due to the death of members.

According to unofficial results of all 162 polling stations, PML-N candidate Begum Talat Manzoor secured 53,903 votes to win the PP-51 Wazirabad by-election while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Muhammad Yousuf remained second by bagging 48,484 votes.

According to the sources of the election commission, PML-N’s Ikhtiar Wali has won the by-election in PK-63 Nowshera, with 21,122 votes while PTI’s Mian Umar was able to secure only 17,023 votes.

According to unofficial results, PTI candidate Malik Fakhar Zaman secured 16,313 votes to win the NA-45-Kurram by-election while independent candidate Syed Jamal bagged 14,228 votes. Malik Jamil Khan of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, which won the constituency in 2018 general election, came third with 14,342 votes.

The returning officer in NA-75 Daska has on Saturday withheld by-poll result and the final outcome will now be announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

According to the unofficial results of 337 polling stations, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Nosheen Iftikhar (97,588 votes) was leading Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Ali Asjad Malhi (94,541 votes). However, results of 23 polling stations were delayed.

Let it be known that the seat of NA-75 Tehsil Daska, District Sialkot was vacated after the death of PML-N’s MNA Syed Iftikhar-ud-Din in August 2020. PML-N gave ticket to his daughter, Nosheen Iftikhar, in the by-election.

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