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PML-N trounces PPP in NA-133 Lahore by-election

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Shaista Pervaiz Malik emerged victorious in the NA-133 by-election in Lahore after securing 46,811 votes, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Chaudhry Aslam Gill came in second who secured 32,313 votes, unofficial results showed.

In NA-133 Lahore-by-poll, the turnout ratio was 18.59 per cent.

Reacting to the news, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Vice President Maryam Nawaz congratulated party workers for the NA-133 win.

“We bow our heads before Allah in all humility for this election win today. I dedicate this success to our friend & brother, late Pervez Malik who was a thorough gentleman, dedicated public servant and great companion of Nawaz Sharif. Grateful to NA133 for their unwavering trust!” he tweeted.

Polling process

The polling in the constituency began at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break. A total of 11 candidates contested for NA-133 Lahore seat.

Moreover, 254 polling stations had been set up for the polling process of NA-133 in which 22 polling stations are of A category, 198 of B category and 34 polling stations of C category.

200 separate polling stations were set up for men and women whereas 54 mixed polling stations had been set up.

Read more: NA-133 BY-ELECTION: ECP FINES FORMER PM RAJA PERVAIZ FOR VIOLATING CODE OF CONDUCT

For foolproof polling, senior police officers had been deployed to monitor the security arrangements through patrolling or control room, CCPO Lahore told.

Rangers had been tasked to transport bags containing ballot papers to the returning officer’s office after the polling process is over. The Result Transmission System (RTS) will be utilised to transmit results.

It is pertinent to mention here that the seat was vacated after the demise of PML-N’ Pervez Malik in October.

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