According to the unofficial results, PTI candidate Ahsan Saleem Baryar has won the PP-38 by-election on Wednesday, beating PML-N’s Tariq Subhani by 7,117 votes.
The seat was left unoccupied after PML-N’s Akhtar Subhani passed away.
The polling started at 8 am and remained unrelentingly till 5 pm, however, rain altered the polling process in some areas.
Whereas PTI’s candidate obtained 60,588 from 165 polling stations, according to unofficial results, while PML-N’s candidate was able to obtain 53,471 votes.
Although eight candidates were in the race, the real contest was between the PTI and PML-N contenders.
Whereas during polling, five people were detained for exhibiting weapons and breaching Section 144 in the constituency, stated the spokesperson of police.
Meanwhile, District Police Officer Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani said no one would be permitted to take the law into their hands and pledged to take stringent action against such elements.
The PP-38 constituency in numbers
There are a total of 233,422 registered voters 128,128 male and 105,294 female in the constituency, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The ECP had set up 165 polling stations and 487 polling booths containing 262 booths for male voters and 225 booths for female voters for the by-election.