PTI reclaims NA seat in Rajanpur by-polls

admin 27 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/27 at 6:06 AM
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Supporters of Imran Khan and Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf celebrate in Karachi on July 26 2018 a day after the general election

PML-N’s Ammar Leghari stands runner-up with 55,218 votes

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday retained its National Assembly seat, NA-193, Rajanpur in by-polls held earlier today, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results.

As per the initial results from all 237 polling stations, PTI’s candidate Mohsin Leghari acquired 90,392 votes and emerged victorious. His close contender, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Ammar Leghari secured fifty five,218 votes and stood as runner-up.

The seat fell vacant after the demise of Sardar Mohammad Jaffar Khan Leghari who was elected as MNA on a PTI price ticket.

Earlier within the day, polling began at 8am and continued without a destroy till 5pm. Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) allowed the electorate present internal polling stations to solid their votes beyond the 5pm cut-off date.

Punjab Home Department had asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to defer the by means of-polls because of security issues, however, the electoral body grew to become down the plea.

The ECP stated in a declaration released this morning that a manage room had been established at its secretariat to monitor the election and deal with the complaints concerning the polling.

As per the electoral frame, eleven applicants are contesting the by-polls, while there are 379,204 registered citizens within the constituency, of which 206,497 are male and 172,709 are woman electorate.

The ECP stated that 237 polling stations had been set up within the constituency, where police employees have been deputed for safety. Meanwhile, 200 Punjab Rangers employees are also enjoyable obligations as a quick reaction pressure, the electoral body said, including that strict movement could be taken in opposition to folks who violate the election code of behavior or disrupt the polling procedure.

The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) had nominated Mohsin Leghari for contesting by using-polls on Rajanpur’s NA 193 after PTI chief Imran Khan withdrew his nomination papers resulting from fears of disqualification in Tyrian White case.

Meanwhile, Ammar Awais Laghari is contesting on a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ticket and Akhtar Hassan Gorchani for Pakistan Peoples Party among eight others.

The seat had fallen vacant after the death of PTI lawmaker Jaffar Khan Leghari. He died on December 31, 2022 in Lahore after a prolonged contamination.

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