By-election 2018 results: PML-N, PTI win four NA seats each
A total of 641 candidates are contesting by-elections on 35 seats.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won four National Assembly seats each in the by-elections held on October 14, according to unofficial results.
NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RESULTS
The National Assembly constituencies where the by-elections were held included NA-35 Bannu, NA-53 Islamabad, NA-56 Attock, NA-60 Rawalpindi, NA-63 Rawalpindi, NA-65 Chakwal, NA-69 Gujrat, NA-103 Faisalabad, NA-124 Lahore, NA-131 Lahore and NA-243 Karachi East.
A total of 370 candidates contested the by-elections on 11 National Assembly seats.
According to unofficial results, Zahid Akram Durrani of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) won the by-election with 58,068 votes against PTI candidate Naseem Ali Shah.
According to unofficial results, Ali Nawaz Awan of PTI won the by-election with 56,664 votes against PML-N candidate Waqar Ahmed.
According to unofficial results, PML-N candidate Malik Sohail Khan won the by-election with 125,665 votes against Malik Khurram Ali Khan of PTI.
According to unofficial results, Sheikh Rashid Shafeeq of PTI won the by-election with 44,483 votes against Sajjad Khan of PML-N.
According to unofficial results, PTI candidate Mansoor Hayat Khan won the by-election with 64,042 votes against Aqeel Malik of PML-N.
According to unofficial results, PML-Q candidate Chaudhry Salik Hussain won the by-election with 98,364 votes against Muhammad Yaqoob of Tehreek-e-Labbaik.
According to unofficial results, PML-Q candidate Moonis Elahi won the by-election with 61,723 votes against Imran Zafar of PML-N.
According to unofficial results, Ali Gohar Khan of PML-N won the by-election with 76,626 votes against Muhammad Saadullah of PTI.
According to unofficial results, former prime minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi won the by-election with 75,012 votes against Ghulam Muhiuddin Dewan of PTI.
According to unofficial results, PML-N candidate Khawaja Saad Rafique won the by-election with 60,467 votes against Humayun Akhtar Khan of PTI.
NA-243 (Karachi East-2)
According to unofficial results, Muhammad Alamgir Khan of PTI won the by-election with 35,727 votes against Amir Waliuddin Chishtee of MQM-P.
Prime Minister Imran Khan cast his vote in NA-53 Islamabad, a seat among others he left to retain his paternal one. During his visit, strict security measures were in place.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan Sardar Muhammad Raza visited the election control room and received briefing about complaints regarding polling for by-election.
During visit to control room, CEC was notified that a total of 10 complaints were received on the ECP hotline to which he instructed prompt action.
The CEC was also informed about the statement of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate from NA-131, Khawaja Saad Rafique.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) made the Results Transmission System (RTS) and Result Management System (RMS), operational for by-election 2018 while the instructions were issued to relevant polling staff for by-election result.
The Punjab Assembly constituencies are PP-3 Attock, PP-27 Jhelum, PP-103 Faisalabad, PP-118 Toba Tek Singh, PP-164 Lahore, PP 165 Lahore, PP 201 Sahiwal, PP 222 Multan, PP 261 Rahim Yaar Khan, PP-272 Muzaffargarh and PP-292 D.G. Khan.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, voting process was carried out in PK-3 Swat, Pk-7 Swat, PK-44 Swabi, PK-53 Mardan, PK-61 Nowshera, PK-64 Nowshera, PK-78 Peshawar, PK-97 Dera Ismail Khan and PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan.
SINDH ASSEMBLY RESULTS
In Sindh, by-elections were contested on PS-30 Khairpur and PS-87 Malir.
According to unofficial results, PPPP candidate Syed Ahmed Raza Shah Jilani won the by-election with 35,749 votes.
According to unofficial results, PPPP candidate Muhammad Sajjid won the by-election with 22,654 votes.
BALOCHISTAN ASSEMBLY RESULT
In Balochistan, by-elections were contested on PB-35 and PB-40 constituencies.
The commission had issued amended voters’ lists to the districts concerned as the polling will be held on new electoral rolls.
The total registered voters in the country reached the figure of 106,000,239 with 59,243,889 male (55.89 percent) and 46,756,350 female (44.11 percent) voters. Out of total registered voters, 60,697,418 were from Punjab, 22,394,212 voters from Sindh, 17,839,845 voters from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (including FATA), 4,302,304 voters from Balochistan and 766,460 voters from federal capital.
In Punjab, the male voters were 33,690,140 while female voters were 27,007,278, while in Sindh, the male voters were 12,438,375 while female voters were 9,955,837. Similarly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the male voters were 10,220,103 while the female voters were 7,619,742. In Balochistan, the male voters were 2,487,470 while the female voters were 1,814,834 while in federal capital the male voters 407,801 and the female voters were 358,659.
A special security plan was chalked out to ensure foolproof security for sensitive polling stations on polling day. The plan was implemented in coordination with the provincial governments and departments concerned as the commission had planned special security measures to ensure security of voters for having better turnout.
To ensure effective security arrangements on by-election day and conducive environment for voters, Islamabad police deployed more than 3,000 policemen outside the polling stations in NA-53.
SSP Islamabad Syed Mohammad Amin Bukhari said that a total of 3000 policemen performed security duties on polling day in Capital while NA-53 was divided into four zones, six sectors and nine sub-sectors. Every zone was supervised by an officer of SP level while sectors and sub-sectors headed by ASP/SDPOs and Station House Officers respectively.
Out of 315 polling stations, six were declared extreme sensitive, 30 sensitive while remaining 279 polling stations were declared normal as per security point of view. A main control room was set up at Safe City Project area while three wireless control rooms were established.
ECP appeals candidates to follow law
The ECP requested the political parties and candidates to follow the provisions of law and exercise self-restraint.
It had also issued voters pass to successful registered 7,364 I-voters for by-elections. These voters passes were issued during the registration process of I-voters through their email ID.
7,364 eligible I-voters
Overseas Pakistanis voted for the first time in the by-polls. The commission said that as many as 7,364 eligible I-voters received their voters’ passes for bye-election held in 35 constituencies.
The commission had issued voters passes to these successful registered overseas Pakistanis during the registration process of I-voters through their email ID and all registered I-voters cast their vote in by-elections.
The ECP had started registration of overseas Pakistani voters from September 1 for giving them right to vote in by-polls.
The commission had also extended the date for registration of overseas Pakistanis from September 15 to September 17 for exercising their right of casting vote in by-elections.
ECP establishes control room for Overseas Pakistanis
The Election Commission of Pakistan had established a control room for guidance of Overseas Pakistanis in the polls.
The ECP advised those overseas Pakistanis, who had not received voting password, to contact the control room at 0092512778899.