LAHORE: Results have started to trickle in for the by-election in Khushab city of Punjab.
Candidates for PP-84 by-elections of Sargodha district are Sardar Ali Hussain Khan Baloch (PTI), Moazzam Sher Kallo (PML-N), Ghulam Habib Ahmed (PPP), Amjad Raza Gujjar (Independent) and Sahibzada Asghar Ali Tahiri (Independent).
According to the unofficial, preliminary results from 131 out of 229 polling stations, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (ML-N) candidate Moazzam Sher Kallu is in the lead with PTI’s Ali Hussain Khan Baloch in second place.
Unofficial results revealed that of 131 out of 229 polling stations, the PML-N candidate Malik Moazzam is leading with 38,890 votes while his rival is the ruling party Pakistan. PTI’s Ali Hussain Khan Baloch is second with 32,905 votes.
Reports suggest the voter turnout was satisfactory.
The seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N MPA Malik Muhammad Waris Kallu, who died on March 12 from COVID-19.
Nasir Shah wondered
Sindh Information Minister Nasir Shah questioned why the PML-N has not declared its victory in the PA-84 by-election as it did in Karachi during the NA-249 by-poll.
“It’s now 9pm and so far the PA-84 by-election has resulted in only 55 out of 229 polling stations. Has any party declared its victory yet?” Shah raised question in a tweet.