Sunday Oct 14, 2018
By-election on 35 constituencies of the National and provincial assemblies was held on Sunday with 370 candidates vying for the seats. Polling started at 8AM and concluded at 5PM. For the first time, overseas Pakistanis voted in the election.
Seats up for grabs included 11 from National Assembly, 11 from Punjab Assembly, nine from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two each from Sindh and Balochistan.
The Election Commission of Pakistan said it had received 24 complaints till the time voting ended. 19 complaints were from Punjab and two from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. No complaints were received from Balochistan and Sindh. Three complaints were received from overseas Pakistanis.
According to the ECP there was a complaint from PK-61 about women not being allowed to vote.
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived at Government College of Science and Technology polling station but was unable to cast his vote in the NA-124 constituency of Lahore. Sharif was not allowed to cast his vote because he did not have his national identity card.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is the PML-N candidate in this constituency and the seat was won by Hamza Shehbaz Sharif in the 2018 general election.
Brawl outside NA-131 polling station in Farooqabad
PML-N, PTI workers clashed outside NA-131 polling station in Farooqabad.
PTI leader complains that police took his party workers in custody 'instead of doing justice.'
"Our workers were thrashed and locked up," says PTI leader.
Women failed to show up at polling station number 234 in Talagang to cast vote.
300 women are registered at the NA-65 constituency's polling station number 234.
According to reports, 84% of i-voters cast their vote in this by-election. 6,233 votes cast through by overseas Pakistanis, with 5,117 for NA seats and 1,116 votes cast for provincial assemblies.
7,364 overseas voters had registered to vote for 35 constituencies.
Prime Minister Imran Khan cast his vote in NA-53 constituency Islamabad amid strict security arrangements.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ahmed Khan won unopposed from PP-87 Mianwali constituency.
Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal cast his vote at a polling station in the NA-243 constituency.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Saad Rafique, who is contesting the by-elections from the NA-131 constituency, also cast his vote.