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38pc turnout registered in by-polls: ECP

Updated August 24, 2013


ISLAMABAD, Aug 23: The Election Commission of Pakistan announced on Friday official results for 13 National and 26 provincial assembly seats, recording a turnout of 40 and 36 per cent respectively.

In an unexpected result, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of the Awami National Party (ANP) won the NA-1 (Peshawar) seat by securing 34,386 votes. His closest rival, Gul Badshah of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), bagged 28,911 votes. The turnout in the constituency was 22.96pc. The seat was vacated by PTI chief Imran Khan.

In NA-13 (Swabi), Aqibullah of the PTI emerged as victorious by securing 43,333 votes. Attaul Haq of JUI-F was the runner up with 32,300 votes. The turnout was 22.12pc.

The PTI managed to retain the NA-48 (Islamabad) seat vacated by Makhdoom Javed Hashmi. The party’s candidate, Asad Umar, won the seat by securing 48,073 votes against 41,186 by PML-N’s Ashraf Gujjar. PPP’s Faisal Sakhi Butt could get only 3,943 votes.

In NA-68 (Sargodha), Sardar Shafqat Hayat Khan of the PML-N won with 67,888 votes, defeating independent candidate Javaid Hussain Shah who bagged 42,472 votes. PTI’s Nazir Ahmad got 40,169 votes.

The PTI lost another important seat in Mianwali (NA-71) left by Imran Khan. It was snatched by PML-N’s Obaidullah Shah who bagged 95,210 votes, defeating PTI’s Malik Waheed Khan (76,684 votes). PPP’s Shaukat Khan could manage only 405 votes.

In NA-83 (Faisalabad), PML-N’s Mian Abdul Mannan (47,107 votes) defeated PTI’s Faizullah Kamoke (36,866 votes). PML-N’s Mian Shahid Bhatti won the NA-103 (Hafizabad) seat by obtaining 78,113 votes. PTI’s Shaukat Ali Bhatti got 67,072 and the PPP candidate only 479 votes.

In NA-129 (Lahore), PML-N’s Shazia Mubashir won comfortably with 44,894 votes, defeating PTI’s Mohammad Mansha Sindhu (26,071). The PPP candidate got 3,800 votes.

Another interesting case of losing seat by the victor’s group was seen in NA-177 (Muzafarghar) which was won by PPP’s Ghulam Noor Rabbani Khar, father of former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar. He bagged 69,903 votes, defeating Javed Dasti (60,805 votes), an independent candidate. He is brother of Jamshed Dasti who had vacated the seat. In NA-235 (Sanghar), PPP’s Shazia Marri (66,166 votes) easily defeated PML-F’s Khuda Bux (55,719 votes). Shamsun Nisa, another PPP candidate, won the NA-237 (Thatta) seat, defeating Riaz Shirazi of the PML-N.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) regained its traditional seat, NA-254 (Karachi), with a huge margin. Its candidate Mohammad Ali Rashid got 53,045 votes, defeating PTI’s Mohammad Naeem (5,855 votes). The PML-N candidate got only 670 votes.

In NA-262 (Qila Abdullah), PkMAP’s Addul Qadir Khan (37,584 votes) defeated JUI-F’s Qari Sher Ali (19,548 votes).

PUNJAB ASSEMBLY: The PML-N won 11 of the 15 provincial assembly seats. The PPP and the PTI won two seats each.

The seats won by the PML-N candidates are: Chaudhry Sarfraz Afzal (PP-6), Asad Ali Tabassum (PP-51), Chaudhry Akhtar Abbas Bosal (PP-118), Khawaja Mohammad Mansha (PP-123), Khawaja Salman Rafiq (PP-142), Mian Marghoob Ahmad (PP-150), Chaudhry Gulzar Ahmad (PP-161), Mohammad Zubair Khan (PP-210), Rana Babar Hussain (PP-217), Hammad Nawaz Khan (PP-254) and Rais Mohammad Mehboob (PP-292).

PPP’s Mian Khurrum Jehangir Wattoo won the PP-193 seat and Makhdoom Syed Ali Akbar Mehmood PP-292.

The seats won by the PTI candidates are: Ahmad Ali Khan Darishak (PP-243) and Sardar Ali Raza Khan Darishak (PP-254).

SINDH ASSEMBLY: The MQM won three seats and the PPP one. Winners of the MQM included Dr Zafar Ahmad Kamali (PS-64), Mohammad Hussain Khan (PS-95) and Abdul Rauf Siddiqui (PS-103). Abid Hussain Bhaio of PPP won the PS-12 seat.

BALOCHISTAN ASSEMBLY: Haji Mohammad Khan Lehri and Prince Ahmad Ali of the PML-N won two seats (PB-29 and PB-44). The PB-32 seat was clinched by Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, an independent candidate.

KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA ASSEMBLY: ANP’s Ahmad Khan Bahadur won the PK-22 seat and JUI-F’s Azam Khan Durrani PK-70. The PK-27 and PK-42 seats went to two independent candidates -- Jamshed Khan and Shah Faisal Khan -- respectively.