TOBA TEK SINGH: According to unofficial results of 147 polling stations, PML-N’s Pir Ali Baba won by-poll for PP-89 by a margin of 20825 votes.

He secured 55894 votes while independent candidate Sonia Ali Raza got 35,609 votes. The turnout was 56 per cent.

Mr Baba (whose actual name is Qutab Ali Shah), is the son of former MPA Pir Ibrar Husain and nephew of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Runner-up Ms Raza is daughter of late MPA Makhdoom Ali Raza and niece of former Punjab minister Makhdoom Mukhtar Hussain.

NO HOLIDAY: Despite a holiday in Pirmahal on Wednesday because of the PP-89 by-election, the candidates of BSc examinations by the Government College Univeristy of Faisalabad, had to appear in their paper at the Pirmahal Government Higher Secondary School.

Invigilators told reporters the university had not announced any holiday so the paper was arranged at the centre.

Polling station No 17 was also set up in the school.

Published in Dawn, January 7th, 2016