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PML-N Clean Sweeps Lahore In By-Election

Lahore (October 15, 2018): Lahore voted for PML-N against the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the 2018 by-election held a day earlier.

Of the two National Assembly seats that were up for grabs from Lahore, PML-N won Lahore II and IX.

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The NA-131, Lahore-IX seat was secured by PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique against PTI’s Humayun Akhtar.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, also from PML-N, retained the NA-124 seat won by Hamza Shehbaz in the general election, while also securing NA-103, where polls had been postponed.

Out of the provincial assembly seats, PML-N’s Sohail Shaukat Butt emerged victorious in PP-164 by securing 34,333 votes. He was followed by PTI’s Yousuf Ali with 26,900 votes.

PML-N’s Malik Saiful Malook Khokhar won by-polls in PP-165 by bagging 28,589 votes, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. PTI’s Mohammad Mansha Sindhu stood runner-up with 23,149 votes to his credit.


The National Assembly constituencies where the by-elections were held included NA-35 Bannu, NA-53 Islamabad, NA-56 Attock, NA-60 Rawalpindi, NA-63 Rawalpindi, NA-65 Chakwal, NA-69 Gujrat, NA-103 Faisalabad, NA-124 Lahore, NA-131 Lahore and NA-243 Karachi East.

A total of 370 candidates contested the by-elections on 11 National Assembly seats.

NA-35 (Bannu)

According to unofficial results, Zahid Akram Durrani of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) won the by-election with 58,068 votes against PTI candidate Naseem Ali Shah.

NA-53 (Islamabad-2)

According to unofficial results, Ali Nawaz Awan of PTI won the by-election with 56,664 votes against PML-N candidate Waqar Ahmed.

NA-56 (Attock-2)

According to unofficial results, PML-N candidate Malik Sohail Khan won the by-election with 125,665 votes against Malik Khurram Ali Khan of PTI.

NA-60 (Rawalpindi)

According to unofficial results, Sheikh Rashid Shafeeq of PTI won the by-election with 44,483 votes against Sajjad Khan of PML-N.

NA-63 (Rawalpindi-7)

According to unofficial results, PTI candidate Mansoor Hayat Khan won the by-election with 64,042 votes against Aqeel Malik of PML-N.

NA-65 (Chakwal-2)

According to unofficial results, PML-Q candidate Chaudhry Salik Hussain won the by-election with 98,364 votes against Muhammad Yaqoob of Tehreek-e-Labbaik.

NA-69 (Gujrat-2)

According to unofficial results, PML-Q candidate Moonis Elahi won the by-election with 61,723 votes against Imran Zafar of PML-N.

NA-103 (Faisalabad-3)

According to unofficial results, Ali Gohar Khan of PML-N won the by-election with 76,626 votes against Muhammad Saadullah of PTI.

NA-124 (Lahore-2)

According to unofficial results, former prime minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi won the by-election with 75,012 votes against Ghulam Muhiuddin Dewan of PTI.

NA-131 (Lahore-9)

According to unofficial results, PML-N candidate Khawaja Saad Rafique won the by-election with 60,467 votes against Humayun Akhtar Khan of PTI.

NA-243 (Karachi East-2)

According to unofficial results, Muhammad Alamgir Khan of PTI won the by-election with 35,727 votes against Amir Waliuddin Chishtee of MQM-P.

Punjab Assembly Seats

The Punjab Assembly constituencies are PP-3 Attock, PP-27 Jhelum, PP-103 Faisalabad, PP-118 Toba Tek Singh, PP-164 Lahore, PP 165 Lahore, PP 201 Sahiwal, PP 222 Multan, PP 261 Rahim Yaar Khan, PP-272 Muzaffargarh and PP-292 D.G. Khan.

KP Assembly Seats

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, voting process was carried out in PK-3 Swat, Pk-7 Swat, PK-44 Swabi, PK-53 Mardan, PK-61 Nowshera, PK-64 Nowshera, PK-78 Peshawar, PK-97 Dera Ismail Khan and PK-99 Dera Ismail Khan.

Sindh Assembly Seats

In Sindh, by-elections were contested on PS-30 Khairpur and PS-87 Malir.

PS-30 (Khairpur-2)

According to unofficial results, PPPP candidate Syed Ahmed Raza Shah Jilani won the by-election with 35,749 votes.

PS-87 (Malir-1)

According to unofficial results, PPPP candidate Muhammad Sajjid won the by-election with 22,654 votes.

 Balochistan Assembly Seats

In Balochistan, by-elections were contested on PB-35 and PB-40 constituencies.

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