Khyber PakhtoonKhuwa

PK-68 by-polls: PTI’s Ahtisham Javed emerges as winner

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate, Ahtisham Javed Akber has won the by-elections in the provincial assembly constituency PK-68 Dera Ismail Khan, ARY News reported.

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According to unofficial results, PTI nominee Ahtisham Javed Akber bagged 37,178 votes and his opponent Makhdoom Mureed Kazim Shah could secure 32,640 votes from Pk-68, Dera Ismail Khan – considered to be the traditional stronghold of Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUIF).

The voting started at 8 am and came to an end on 5 pm, for which strict security arrangements were made. The constituency has 127,617 registered voters.

The seat fell vacant after the independent candidate Javed Akber Khan was disqualified for possessing a fake degree in December 2013.

Here it should also be noted that the JUIF chief, Maulana Fazlur Rahman himself is a registered voter in the constituency, while PMLN, PPP, ANP, QWP and the JUIF also formed a mega alliance against PTI in the by-elections.

Earlier, during the last general elections PTI candidate Hamayun Khan had secured a mere total of 1613 votes from the same constituency.

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