- Imran Khan’s party got the lead
- By-elections held in 7 assembly seats
- Imran Khan appeals to people to vote
Pakistan News: Imran Khan’s party is leading in six of the seven seats in the Pakistan National Assembly. The trend of counting of votes was given in the media reports on Sunday. The results for the bypolls to seven National Assembly seats and three Punjab Assembly seats are still on their way even after the polls were over, amid reports of sporadic violence and clashes across the country, The News reported. As per the unofficial results obtained so far, PTI is leading in six National Assembly seats- Mardan, Charsadda, Karachi-Lorangi, Peshawar, Nankana Sahib and Faisalabad, while PPP is leading in Malir and Multan in Karachi. Meanwhile, Khan’s party was leading in Khanewal and Bahawalnagar, two constituencies of the Punjab Assembly, while the PML-N was ahead in Sheikhupura.
Voting took place amid sporadic violence and clashes
Voting began at 8 am and continued peacefully in some constituencies and witnessed intense political activity in the country with sporadic clashes in some. Crores of candidates contested for seats across the country. Among the contenders is former prime minister Khan, who is contesting seven of the eight seats in the bypolls. As The News reports, he says the vote is a ‘referendum’ on his popularity. As the voting process began, Khan asked the people of the respective constituencies to cast their votes in large numbers. In a tweet, Khan said, “This is a plebiscite for real freedom from the gang of miscreants. All of us are fighting the elections against the PDM, the Election Commission and ‘Naamlum Afraad’.
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