GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) candidate Rana Akhtar Ali Khan convincingly won the by-poll conducted for provincial assembly constituency PP-100 in Gujranwala on Sunday, securing a total of 49,991 votes, according to unofficial results.
Runner-up Chaudhry Ihsan Ullah Virk of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) could secure only 28, 380 votes.
The seat fell vacant following the murder of MPA Rana Shamshad Ahmad of the PML-N, who was gunned down alongside his son aboard his car almost two months ago.
For the by-poll, the PML-N had awarded its ticket to Rana Akhtar Ali Khan, brother of the late MPA Shamshad Ali Khan, while Chaudhry Ihsan Ullah Virk was the PTI’s candidate.
Earlier, vote-counting began as polling ended for the provincial assembly seat in Gujranwala district’s Kamoki area amid tension between PML-N and PTI running high in the wake of the Judicial Commission’s report.
The polling process was marred by scuffles between PTI and PML-N supporters and monsoon rains, with polling starting in several stations after a delay of half hour to an hour.