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Sunday Oct 30 2022
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Imran Khan wins NA-45 Kurram by-elections, unofficial results show

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Web Desk
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on Friday, April 8, 2022.  — Instagram/Imran Khan
Prime Minister Imran Khan addressing the nation on Friday, April 8, 2022. — Instagram/Imran Khan

  • PDM backed Jamil Khan secures 12,718 votes.
  • Polling started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break.
  • 14 other candidates contested the elections.


PESHAWAR: PTI chairman Imran Khan once again defeated the ruling alliance — Pakistan Democratic Movement — and emerged victorious in the NA-45 Kurram by-elections, Geo News reported citing unofficial results.

A tough contest was expected between Imran Khan and JUI-F's Jamil Khan, who was backed by the PDM.

According to the unofficial final results from all 143 polling stations of NA 45, Imran Khan secured 20,748 votes, while Jamil Khan stood second with 12,718 votes.

Earlier, polling started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break.

Aside from Imran Khan and Jamil Khan, 14 other candidates contested the elections.

There are 198,618 registered voters — 111,349 men and 87,269 women — in the constituency, according to the spokesman of the election commission.

District Police Officer (DPO) Kurram, Arbab Shafiullah said that security arrangements had been completed for by-elections in NA-45 and transportation of election material had been started.

He said that 2,100 policemen had been deputed on polling duty.

The DPO has called on political leaders and workers to abide by rules and cooperate with police to maintain peace during the election today.