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PML-N candidate Moazzam Sher Kallu wins Khushab’s PP-84 by-election

KHUSHAB: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has retained the PP-84 Khushab seat, which was vacated after the death of party lawmaker Malik Muhammad Waris Kallo in March.

According to an unofficial and unconfirmed count, PML-N’s Moazzam Sher Kallu came out on top with 74,165 votes, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Ali Hussain Baloch came second place, with 63,569 votes.

The by-poll was held across 229 polling stations, featuring 666 polling booths — 344 for male and 322 for female voters.

On Wednesday, voting concluded peacefully apart from face off between PML-N and PTI workers at the Jamali Balochan Girls High School polling station.

Read more: PML-N PTI workers face off during polling in PP-84 Khushab

Getting information of the situation, the district police officer (DPO) Khushab reached the spot and held talks with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Atta Tarar and asked him to remove the PML-N camp as it fell under 400 yards near the polling station.

Maryam Nawaz congratulates people of Khushab

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz in her Twitter message congratulated her uncle Shehbaz, the people of Khushab, and the “lions” of the party. She also characterised Kallu’s victory as a victory of party supremo Nawaz Sharif’s narrative.

 She said “people in every city have declared Nawaz Sharif’s victory” and taunted those who wanted to “minus Nawaz Sharif”.

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