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Unofficial results: PTI emerges victorious in NA-247, PS-111; ANP wins PK-71 by-polls

KARACHI/PESHAWAR: By-elections for one national and two provincial assembly constituencies were held in Karachi and Peshawar on Sunday, ARY News reported. Voters cast their ballots in the by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar. The voting process in all three constituencies started at 8AM and continued until 5PM without any break. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged victorious on NA-247 and PS-111 with both its…

Second round of by-polls: Polling concludes peacefully in one national, two provincial assembly constituencies

KARACHI: Polling for by-elections in one national and two provincial assembly constituencies in concluded peacefully in Karachi and Peshawar, ARY News reported on Sunday. The voting process in all three constituencies started at 8AM and continued until 5PM without any break. A total of 858,866 male and female voters were eligible to cast their ballots in the by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar. According to the…

All set for by-election on two Karachi seats on Oct 21

KARACHI: The by-elections on two key seats of the metropolis - NA 247 and PS-111 - will take place this Sunday while door-to-door canvassing by the candidates is going to end midnight today (Oct 19). The major candidates in the run for NA-247 include PTI's Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, PPP's Qaiser Nizamani, Sadiq Iftikhar of MQM and PSP's  Arshad Vohra. While on the Sindh Assembly seat of PS-111 from Karachi, Shehzad Qureshi of PTI, Fayaz Pirzada of PPP and MQM's Jehanzeb Mughal will contest the by-polls. The number of…

PML-N was vindicated in people’s court during by-elections: Hamza

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz on Tuesday rejoiced at the party's success in the by-elections saying that the were vindicated in the people's court. "We were destined to be vindicated in the people's court during the by-elections. The people have  differentiating between right and wrong," he said while addressing media. He said the PML-N won seats in Lahore, Swat, Faisalabad and Attock, while the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had to pay the price and couldn't even secure their…

PTI deserves credit for holding transparent by-polls: Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan on Monday said that for the first time in country's history, nation saw a free and fair electoral exercise in the form of October 14 by-polls, ARY News reported. Talking to media, the minister said that the whole nation saw that there was zero interference by the ruling party and the polls were conducted in a transparent manner. "Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team deserve credit for the conduct of such transparent excercise," said Chohan. He said that…

Widow of Haroon Bilour wins PA seat in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The wife of an ANP leader killed in a Taliban suicide attack during campaigning won her husband’s provincial seat in by-elections as the ruling party of new Prime Minister Imran Khan retained its slim majority in parliament. Samar Bilour on Sunday won the provincial assembly seat in northwestern Khyber Pakthunkhwa province that her husband Haroon Bilour, a member of the Awami National Party, had been scheduled to contest in July. Haroon Bilour was killed along with 19 others in a suicide attack in Peshawar,…

PML-N received more votes than expectation, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the opposition Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) received more votes than its expectation in Oct 14 by-elections. Speaking to journalists on the premises of the accountability court where he turned up today for hearing of the Flagship case, he said everything outright changed within the first 60 days of the new government. He said this happened for the first time in the country’s political history despite the fact that he had been behind bars while his…

Mother beats son in PP-272 ‘family electoral battle’

MUZAFFARGARH: A woman belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defeated her son, contesting independently, in an unusual electoral battle in Muzaffargarh's PP-272 on Sunday’s by-elections. Syed Haroon Ahmed Sultan was contesting as an independent candidate against his mother Zehra Batool, who was given the ticket by the PTI. According to unofficial results from all 134 polling stations in the constituency, Ms Batool received 27,752 votes, while her son bagged 18,853 votes. The seat was vacated by Syed Basit…

84pc turnout of e-voters witnessed in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that 84pc of registered e-voters used their right to vote in the by-elections on Sunday (Oct 14). As many as 5117 voters cast their votes for National Assembly while 1016 polled for their desired candidates for provincial assemblies. According to reports, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said that it had foiled 1200 hacking attempts on the voting website that was created to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis to exercise their voting…

ECP to decide fate of votes cast by overseas Pakistanis today

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will decide the fate of votes polled by overseas Pakistanis in Sunday’s by-elections after a meeting with NADRA officials today. This was stated by ECP Spokesman Nadeem Qasim while talking to media in Islamabad. He said the votes of overseas Pakistanis would be included in total vote count only after ECP’s full satisfaction. Overseas Pakistanis took part in a by-election for the first time. Out of 7,364 registered overseas voters, 6,233 cast their votes through…