Punjab

PML-N beats PTI in PP-100 by-election

GUJRANWALA: PML-N candidate Rana Akhtar Ali has won the by election in PP 100 Gujranwala by securing 49991 votes, says unofficial results.

His rival, Ihsanullah Virk of PTI got the second position with 28380 votes.

A strong contest was expected between the Pakistan Muslim Leangue-N’s Chaudhary Akhtar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ahsan Virk, however the N-League candidate emerged victorious with a good margin.

The city administration had called in army for the by-poll to ensure no untoward incident takes place during the entire polling process.

The PML-N had fielded Chaudhry Akhtar Ali, the brother of Rana Shamshad, on the seat while PTI nominated Chaudhry Ehsanullah Virk who switched to the PTI from PPP a few months back. The PPP has fielded Rana Shahbaz Ahmad.

The political pundits had predicted that PML-N would win the seat as Kamoki is considered its stronghold.

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