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LAHORE: Sep17 – Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz dancing with joy in Mazung during by-elections in NA-120 constituency. ONLINE PHOTO by Sajid Rana  —

Lahore celebrates Kulsoom's victory in NA-120 by-poll

“Today people have given their verdict over the (court) verdict,” Maryam tells a jubilant crowd gathered at PML-N office
Updated Sep 18, 2017 11:34am

The wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to be officially declared victorious after securing majority votes in the parliamentary by-election for her husband's seat in NA-120, which became vacant when Sharif was ousted from office.

Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz led the campaign on behalf of her ailing mother Kulsoom Nawaz, the candidate, who is being treated for throat cancer in London.

The seat has long been controlled by Sharif and his allies, but the by-election was seen as a test of the popularity of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

“Today people have given their verdict over the (court) verdict,” Maryam told a jubilant crowd gathered at the party's office.

The unofficial results were compiled by officers at polling stations and handed to officials from contesting parties. Election Commission of Pakistan will announce the final and official on September 18.

Sharif's supporters celebrated in the streets Sunday night, dancing to drums and songs blaring from loudspeakers and shouting slogans while the Lahore sky was lit by fireworks.

Sweets were distributed by the workers and supporters to celebrate the expected victory.

Marriyum Nawaz addresses the supporters to celebrates PML-N's victory in NA-120 by-election. —APP
Marriyum Nawaz addresses the supporters to celebrates PML-N's victory in NA-120 by-election. —APP

PML-N supporters distribute sweets to celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz following unofficial results of the by-election in NA-120. —APP
PML-N supporters distribute sweets to celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz following unofficial results of the by-election in NA-120. —APP

PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz waves out to the party supporters in Model Town. —Online
PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz waves out to the party supporters in Model Town. —Online

Maryam Nawaz addresses the party supporters following Kalsoom Nawaz victory in the by-elections. —Online
Maryam Nawaz addresses the party supporters following Kalsoom Nawaz victory in the by-elections. —Online

Party supporters celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz. —APP
Party supporters celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz. —APP

PML-N supporters shout slogans outside a polling station as voting takes place in Lahore. —AFP
PML-N supporters shout slogans outside a polling station as voting takes place in Lahore. —AFP

PML-N activists celebrate victory in the by-election in Lahore. —AFP
PML-N activists celebrate victory in the by-election in Lahore. —AFP

Party supporters celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz. —AFP
Party supporters celebrate the victory of PML-N's candidate Kulsoom Nawaz. —AFP

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