Former ruling party has already secured seats from Multan and DG Khan and is in lead in majority constituencies
Major upset on the cards as PTI leads in crucial Punjab by-polls. The vote count is underway after polling for crucial by-elections for the 20 constituencies of the Punjab Assembly.
As per unofficial results, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged victorious in Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan.
According to details, Imran Khan’s party is in the clear lead on 15 constituencies. The polling continued till 5pm in most districts with Section 144 implemented to establish law and order in the province on Sunday.
Thanking its voters and supporters, the PTI on its official Twitter handle said, “Shukriya Pakistan, the fascist imported government has been defeated!”
As per media reports, PTI candidate Zain Qureshi managed to win in Multan’s PP-217 constituency, according to unofficial results.
Son of former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi prevailed over PML-N’s Mohammad Salman. Zain bagged 47,252, while Salman got 40,203.
In PP-288 Dera Ghazi Khan, PTI’s Sardar Mohammad Saifuddin emerged victorious with 58,885 votes whereas his rival PML-N’s Abdul Qadir Khan could only manage 32,907 votes.
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While instructing his party representatives on duty in all polling stations, PTI chairman Imran Khan has asked them “not to leave their posts till official results have been obtained from the Returning Officers”.
PTI candidate Major (retd) Mohammad Ghulam Sarwar defeated his rival PML-N’s Noman Langriyan from PP-202 Sahiwal.
Sarwar grabbed 61,989 votes while Noman could get 59,167.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) established 3,131 polling stations in these 20 constituencies, out of which 676 have been declared highly sensitive and 1,194 sensitive.