By-elections 2024: PML-N takes lead in by-polls on national, provincial seats

PML-Q’s Moosa Elahi beats PTI President Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi; PPP clinches NA-196 seat

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Polling officers count ballot papers during the general election in Karachi, Pakistan February 8, 2024. —Reuters
Polling officers count ballot papers during the general election in Karachi, Pakistan February 8, 2024. —Reuters

The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has taken the lead in the by-polls held on nearly two dozen national and provincial seats on Sunday, as per unofficial and preliminary results.

As per the unofficial and preliminary results of the 21 national and provincial seats, PML-N succeeded in securing 4 out of 12 seats from Punjab, once a stronghold of the ruling party so far.

The Sharif-led party also won PA seat from Balochistan and one NA seat from Lahore.

Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) secured one PA seat from Lahore. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), however, won a NA seat from Kamber Shahdadtkot.

Following the swearing-in of the new assemblies, Pakistan's first by-elections on 21 vacant national and provincial assembly seats were held amid sporadic incidents of clashes between workers of different political parties in Punjab.

Major political parties including PML-N, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sunni Ittehad Council and PPP participated in the by-polls.

The voting on the by-polls, conducted after the February 8 general elections, started at 8am and concluded at 5pm today.

During the polling process, the federal government suspended mobile phone services temporarily in several districts of Punjab and Balochistan in a decision that was taken to safeguard the integrity and security of the electoral process.

Meanwhile, at the request of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the government also deployed Pakistan Army and Civil Armed Forces (CAF) troops during the polling process.

Several workers of the PML-N and SIC clashed in several constituencies, leading to death of one PML-N worker, Muhammad Yousaf in Narowal.

Police said that the PML-N worker was taken to hospital where he succumbed to injuries, adding that the polling was stopped in this constituency.

The elections were held on five NA seats, 12 Punjab Assembly seats, two each in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan Assemblies and one in Sindh Assembly.

The NA seats include NA-8 and NA-44 (KP) NA-119 and NA-132 (Punjab) and NA-196 (Sindh). 

The provincial assembly seats include PK-22 and PK-91 (KP), PB-20 and PB-22 (Balochistan) and PS-80 (Sindh). The Punjab Assembly seats where the by-polls are taking place include PP-32 (Gujrat), PP-36 (Wazirabad), PP-54 (Narowal), PP-93 (Bhakkar), PP-139 (Sheikhupura), PP-147, PP-149, PP-158, PP-164 (Lahore), PP-266 (Rahim Yar Khan) and PP-290 (Dera Ghazi Khan).

Preliminary, unofficial live results are available below

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Preliminary result: NA-8— Independent candidate Mubarak Zeb (20,332), Sunni Ittehad Council’s Gul Zafar Khan (11,197)

Preliminary result: NA- 44 — Sunni Ittehad Council’s Faisal Amin Khan (26,602), PPP’s Abdulrashid Khan Kundi (8,255)

Complete result: NA-119 — PML-N’s Ali Pervaiz won NA seat with 60,918 votes

Preliminary results: NA- 132 — PML-N’s Malik Rasheed Ahmad Khan (38,570), Sunni Ittehad Council’s Sardar Muhammad Hussain Dogar (17,380) 

Preliminary results: NA-196 — PPP’s Khursheed Ahmed Junejo (21,704), Tehreek-e-Labik Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali (529)

Preliminary result: PP-22 — PML-N’s Falak Sher Awan (49,840), Sunni Ittehad Council’s Nisar Ahmed (40,830)

Complete result: PP-32 — PML-Q’s Moosa Elahi beats PTI backed-SIC candidate Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi after securing 63,536 votes

Preliminary result: PP-36 — PML-N’s Adnan Afzal Chattha (50071), Sunni Ittehad Council’s Muhammad Fayyaz Chattha (16,610)

Complete result: PP-54 — PML-N’s Ahmad Iqbal Chaudhary won by-polls with 60,351 votes

Complete result: PP-93 — PML-N’s Saeed Akbar Khan Nawani clinched PA seat after securing 63,021 votes

Complete result: PP-139 — PML-N’s Rana Afzaal Hussain emerged victorious after bagging 46,585 votes.

Preliminary result: PP-147—  PML-N’s Muhammad Malik Riaz (12,684), independent candidate Muhammad Khan Madni (4595)

Complete result: PP-149: Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party’s Muhammad Shoaib Saddiqui won by-polls with 38,537 votes

Complete result: PP-158 — PML-N’s Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz emerged victorious after bagging 39,946 votes 

Complete result: PP-164: PML-N’s Muhammad Rashid Minhas won PA seat after securing 31,499 votes 

Preliminary result: PP-266 —  PPP's Mumtaz Ali (12,206) PML-N’s Muhammad Safdar Khan Leghari (6,234)

Preliminary result: PP-290 — PML-N’s Ali Ahmad Khan Leghari (51,437), independent candidate Sardar Muhammad Mohiudin Khan Khosa (14,708)

Complete result: PB-20 — Balochistan National Party’s Mir Jahanzaib Mengal emerged victorious in by-polls after bagging 7,140 votes

Complete result: PB-22 — PML-N’s Muhammad Zarain Khan Magsi won by elections by securing 38,199 votes

Preliminary result: PK-22 — Independent candidate Mubarak Zeb (4021), Jamat-e-Islami’s Abid Khan (1,906)

Preliminary result: PK-91 — Sunni Ittehad Council’s Daud Shah (21167), independent candidate Imtiaz Shahid (10917)