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Gujranwala: PML-N wins PP-100 by-poll

Latest Update: July 26, 2015 | 101 Views

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.


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