MULTAN: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won by-election held in PP-218 Punjab as according to unofficial result the PTI candidate Wasif Raan won the by-election.
PTI candidate Wasif Raan secured 47722 votes while PPP candidate Arshad Raan got 37, 677 votes.
The PTI supporters are celebrating the win while firecrackers were fired at the dera of the PTI candidate.
As many as 138 polling stations had been set up for the by-polls in the constituency.
Six candidates were in the field, including Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan of PTI and Arshad Raan of PPP as the main contestants. PML-N was not contesting and backing PPP candidate.
The seat had fallen vacant due to the demise of PTI MPA Malik Mazhar Abbas Raan.
In general election of last year, PTI Malik Mazhar Abbas Raan has defeated PPP candidate Malik Abbass Raan.
The PTI candidate Mazhar Abbass Raan has won by 45817 votes while PPP candidate Malik Muhammad Abbass had come on the second position with 37417 votes. On the other hand, PML-N candidate Zafar Ahmed Raan was the third position with 25088 votes.
A twist in the constituency came on February 23 when the PML-N candidate Zafar Ahmed Raan had joined the ruling PTI after calling on PTI chief Imran Khan.