Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) retained Khanewal district’s PP-206 constituency.
PML-N’s candidate Rana Muhammad Saleem emerged victorious, in keeping with unofficial outcomes. Saleem bagged 47,649 votes, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) Noreen Nishat Daha bought 34,030 votes, whereas Pakistan Individuals’s Social gathering’s (PPP) Syed Wisaq was capable of achieve 15,059, in keeping with unofficial outcomes from all of the 183 polling stations.
The voting depend ended at 5pm after polling started at 8am because the seat fell vacant because of the demise of PML-N chief Nishat Ahmed Daha. Nevertheless, his spouse Noreen was contesting on PTI’s ticket.
PML-N chief Maryam Nawaz, congratulating the winner, tweeted, “Congratulations to the lions of Khanewal. Nawaz Sharif’s identify is sufficient.”
Taking to Twitter, Ahmed Bilal Mehboob, President of Pakistan Institute of Legislative Improvement and Transparency (Pildat), shared a number of statistics in relevance to the election in Khanewal.
Mehboob tweeted, “PP206, Khanewal4 is a second by-election in Punjab in a row the place PPP vote share considerably went up, from 5.86 per cent in 2018 to 13.53 per cent yesterday.”
“Winner PMLN vote barely decreased from 45 to 42.8 per cent. PTI vote slipped considerably from 41.9 to 30.58 per cent. TLP vote went up from 5 to eight.64 per cent.”
PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari too congratulated the occasion candidate contesting within the elections. Taking to Twitter Bilawal wrote, “Good work south Punjab crew #PPP.”