The compilation of polling results in NA-120 by-elections is currently underway after polling ended on Sunday evening for the National Assembly seat which was left vacant following Nawaz Sharif’s ouster in the Panama case verdict.
According to the unverified and unofficial results being shared by DawnNews, a close contest is observed between PTI’s candidate Dr Yasmeen Rashid and PML-N’s candidate Kulsoom Nawaz — with no one claiming a considerable lead.
PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while talking to live news2, said that he was happy and satisfied with the polling process. “We’ve received encouraging reports from the field and from the results that have come in so far,” he said.
“Even if the end result comes against us, it will be considered a win for PTI since it is the PML-N’s home and we gave them a tough time in their home constituency,” Qureshi maintained.
“PTI has not only fought well but is in the lead so far from a constituency where PML-N has always won.”
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Over 321,786 voters registered in Lahore’s densely populated constituency voted to elect their representative to the National Assembly. There were 44 candidates in the run for the seat but the real contest was evidently between PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid and PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz.
Voters were expected to turn up in good numbers at the polling stations in view of the intense mobilisation campaign by the prominent candidates.
The official results of the by-election will be released later by the Election Commission of Pakistan.