- Maryam Nawaz asks ECP to withhold NA-249 outcomes.
- Says this victory [of PPP] can be momentary and can come again to PML-N quickly.
- Mohammad Zubair says outcomes of 80 polling stations had been modified.
LAHORE: PML-N vp Maryam Nawaz on Friday alleged the NA-249 by-election was stolen from the get together after unofficial outcomes confirmed PPP’s Qadir Khan Mandokhail profitable the election by a margin of simply 683 votes.
The unofficial election outcomes had been introduced after 11 hours whereas the voter end up was measured at 21.64%.
In an announcement on Twitter, Maryam mentioned the election was stolen from PML-N by just a few hundred votes.
“ECP must withhold the results of one of the most disputed & controversial elections. Even if it doesn’t, this victory will be temporary and will Insha’Allah come back to PML-N soon.”
She added that the “vote is getting respect and will continue to receive it”.
Later, PML-N chief and former PM Nawaz Sharif’s spokesperson, Mohammad Zubair mentioned the get together would problem the election outcomes and added that the outcomes of 80 polling stations had been altered.
“We have requested the Election Commission of Pakistan in this regard,” he mentioned.
PPP wins NA-249 by-poll
PPP’s Abdul Qadir Mandokhel bagged 16,156 votes to win the seat, adopted by PML-N’s Miftah Ismail who secured 15,473, unofficial outcomes from polling stations confirmed. Whereas Nazir Ahmed of outlawed TLP trailed on the third place by receiving 11,125 votes.
PSP’s Mustafa Kamal might purchase solely 9,227 votes, adopted by PTI’s Amjad Afridi with 8,922 votes and MQM-P’s Muhammed Mursaleen with 7,511 votes.
Each events had claimed victory for his or her candidates mid-way into counting, capturing the eye of audiences awaiting outcomes.
The PML-N pulled no punches in blaming the PPP for making an attempt to rig the outcome, saying they might not settle for the outcome with out difficult the Election Fee.
After the ultimate depend was introduced, the PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz mentioned the election had been “stolen” from her get together.
“The Election Commission should have withheld the results of this controversial election,” she mentioned.
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“Even if it doesn’t withhold the result, this win will be temporary. This seat will return to PML-N soon,” Maryam claimed.
In the meantime, the ECP assured that every one complaints can be heard in gentle of the regulation and if any proof of irregularity is discovered, strict motion can be taken.
The remaining distinguished candidates of the 30 complete contesting had been the banned TLP’s Nazeer Ahmed, who for essentially the most half maintained third place, adopted by PTI candidate Amjad Iqbal Afridi, former Karachi mayor and PSP candidate Mustafa Kamal, and MQM-P candidate Hafiz Muhammad Mursaleen.