PTI's Malik Asad Khokhar wins PP-168 by-polls
The PTI supporters held fireworks display outside the office of Asad Khokhar
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Malik Asad Ali Khokhar won the by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-168 Lahore on Thursday.
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Khokhar won the by-polls by securing 17,579 votes and followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Rana Khalid Mehmood, who could only secure 16,892 votes.
The PTI supporters held fireworks display outside the office of Asad Khokhar celebrating his victory in the by-election.
The seat was vacated by PML-N senior leader and former minister for railways and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafiq after he was elected to the National Assembly from NA-131 Lahore in the October last by-polls.
Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) had also supported the PML-N candidate in PP-168. Acknowledging the PPP offer, PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik had thanked the PPP leadership.
Previously, Khawaja Saad Rafiq had obtained 34114 votes to defeat the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Muhammad Fiaz Bhatti who secured 14940 votes. The PTI candidate is working hard to fill the gap. Rana Khalid has been long affiliated with the PML-N and the party has awarded him ticket recognising his services.