Pakistan

PML-N wins by-election in Taxila against PTI

TAXILA: According to unofficial and unconfirmed reports, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) on Monday won by-election on the seat of Punjab Assembly’s constituency PP-7 in Taxila with over 7,000 votes, ARY News reported.

According to unofficial results obtained from all 167 polling stations, PML-N candidate Malik Omar Farooq received 46, 800 votes, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate stood runner-up with 39, 650 votes. The Pakistan People’s Party came third in the election race.

The seat of PP-7 had fallen vacant after the demise of PTI’s MPA Muhammad Siddique Khan.

In general elections of 2013, Siddique Khan had defeated Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan by a thin margin.

A number of 195, 715 registered voters are present in PP-7.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has congratulated the winner candidate and said the victory of PML-N was a people’s show of trust on the government.

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