JHANG: According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi emerged successful on Thursday in by-polls at PP-78.
Voting ended at 5:00 pm. Overall the voting process remained peaceful.
The seat was left vacant after former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentarian Rashid Yaqoob was disqualified for concealing his assets.
There are 206562 registered voters in the constituency.
For the first time in the city’s history, a transgender also contested in the by-elections.
Mohammad Arif aka Madam Bota competed against 25 other candidates. Tough contest took place between PML-N candidate Azad Nasir and independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi.
Out of the 171 polling station in the area 17 had been declared sensitive.