OKARA: Independent candidate Riazul Haq is leading 11684 votesas ballot count continues in by election for NA-144, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results from the constituency.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Chaudhry Arif and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Ashraf Sohna have secured 6626 and 2606 votes respectively.
According to political analysts, the main contest in Okara is between the independent candidate Riazul Haq and PML-N.
PTI chairman Imran Khan during a rally in Okara didn’t seem hopeful about his party’s success when he said Tehreek-e-Insaf would emerge as victorious in Lahore’s NA-122 constituency and will give tough contest in Okara.
Ashraf Sohna’s campaign got momentum only after Imran Khan visited his constituency as part of election campaign.
As many as 210 polling stations have been established for 316,370 registered voters. Of them, 25 polling stations have been declared as most sensitive. The seat was vacated after disqualification of PML-N’s Chaudhry Arif for having a fake degree