KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Polling for the by-election was held in 35 constituencies on Sunday, with 11 seats each of the National and Punjab assemblies, nine of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and two each of the Sindh and Balochistan up for grabs.
Results from the 11 NA constituencies saw the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) win four seats apiece.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) retained the two seats that were vacated by Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, while the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) won the NA-35 constituency in Bannu.
The PTI was unable to retain the two seats won by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the July 25 general election.
In NA-131, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique emerged the victor against the PTI’s candidate, Humayun Akhtar. Rafique had earlier lost this seat to Khan in the general election.
Zahid Akram Durrani from the MMA won in NA-35, which had also been won by the premier in the general election.
The PTI successfully retained NA-54, NA-63, and NA-243 which the party won in the general election, while also winning NA-60 where the election had been postponed.
The PML-N took away two seats, which the PTI had won in the general election, with party candidates winning in the NA-131 and NA-56 constituencies.
Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi retained the NA-124 seat won by Hamza Shehbaz in the general election, while also securing NA-103, where polls had been postponed.
Following the by-election, the PTI will have 155 seats in the National Assembly and, with the support of the allies, the party’s strength will be 182. The PML-N has 85 seats, with the opposition now amounting to 159 lawmakers.
In Punjab, the PML-N won six of the 11 seats, on which polling was held on Sunday. The PTI won four seats, one of which it won unopposed. On the other hand, independent candidates took home two provincial assembly seats.
Of the 6 constituencies secured by the PML-N in Punjab, three (PP-3, PP-22, and PP-118) had been won by the PTI in the general election.
The PTI still holds the majority in the Punjab Assembly at 180 seats, with the PML-N in the opposition boasting 168.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the PTI won five provincial assembly seats, with the Awami National Party (ANP) winning three and the PML-N one. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) comfortably won both Sindh Assembly seats — PS-30 and PS-87 — through clear margins.
The by-election in Balochistan was won by the Balochistan National Party (BNP) and an independent candidate.
Below is a comprehensive list of unofficial results from the 35 constituencies on which by-elections were held. Click on the constituency for detailed results:
MMA’s Zahid Akram Durrani won the by-polls with 60,944 votes. PTI’s Nasim Ali Shah followed with 37,489 votes.
PTI’s Ali Nawaz Awan won by-polls in NA-53 by bagging 50,943 votes. PML-N’s Waqar Ahmed stood runner-up with 32,414 votes to his credit.
PML-N’s Malik Sohail Khan won NA-56 by-election with 115,273 votes. PTI’s Malik Khurram Khan stood runner-up with 80,092 votes.
PTI’s Sheikh Rashid Shafique won NA-60 by-election by securing 44,483 votes. PML-N’s Sajjad Khan stood runner-up with 43,836 votes.
PTI’s Mansoor Hayat Khan emerged victorious in NA-63 by-election with 71,782 votes. He was followed by PML-N’s Aqeel Malik who secured 45,490 votes.
PML’s Chaudhry Salik Hussain won the by-polls in NA-65 Chakwal with 98,364 votes. Hussain was followed by TLP’s Mohammad Yaqoob who could only secure 34,811 votes.
PML’s Moonis Elahi won NA-69 by-polls with 65,453 votes, followed by PML-N’s Imran Zafar who bagged 14,767 votes.
PML-N’s Gohar Ali Khan won by-polls in NA-103 with 76,626 votes. PTI’s Mohammad Saadullah stood runner-up with 63,583 votes.
PML-N’s Shahid Khaqan Abbasi won the by-polls in NA-124 Lahore with 75,012 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested. Abbasi was followed by PTI’s Ghulam Mohiuddin, who could secure 30,115 votes.
PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique won the most-hyped by-election in NA-131 Lahore by securing 60,352 votes. PTI’s Humayun Akhtar Khan stood runner-up with 50,155 votes.
Rafique had previously lost the seat to PTI chairman Imran Khan in General Election 2018.
PTI’s Alamgir Khan takes lead in NA-243 by-polls with 32,418 votes. Khan is followed by MQM-P’s Amir Chishti, who has so bagged 13,564 votes.
PPP’s Syed Ahmed Raza Shah Jeelani won by-polls in PS-30 with 36,600 votes to his credit. Jeelani was followed by GDA’s Syed Muharram Ali Shah with 21,200 votes.
PPP’s Mohammad Sajid won the by-election in PS-87 with 32,566 votes. Sajid was followed by PTI’s Qadir Bux Khan Gabol who attained 12,341 votes.
Independent candidate Aslam Raisani won the by-election in PB-35 with 14,711 votes. BAP’s Sardar Noor Ahmed stood runner-up with 9,610 votes.
BNP’s Mohammad Akbar won PB-40 by-election with 23,722 votes, followed by independent candidate Mir Shafiqur Rehman Mengal, who secured 14,312 votes.
PML-N’s Iftikhar Ahmed Khan won PP-3 by-polls with 43,259 votes to his credit. PTI’s Muhammad Akbar Khan stood second in the race by securing 43,032 votes.
PML-N’s Nasir Mehmood won the by-election in PP-27 by bagging 61,542 votes. PTI’s Shahnawaz Raja stood runner-up with 60,886 votes.
PTI’s Malik Ahmad Khan elected unopposed.
PML-N’s Jafar Ali won PP-103 by-polls by securing 39,841 votes. He was followed by PTI’s Shamsher Haider who attained 33,209 votes.
Independent candidate Chaudhry Bilal Asghar won PP-118 by-polls with 56,337 votes. Asghar was followed by PTI’s Asad Zaman who secured 50,326 votes.
PML-N’s Sohail Shaukat Butt emerged victorious in PP-164 by-election by securing 34,333 votes. He was followed by PTI’s Yousuf Ali with 26,900 votes.
PML-N’s Malik Saiful Malook Khokhar won by-polls in PP-165 by bagging 28,589 votes, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. PTI’s Mohammad Mansha Sindhu stood runner-up with 23,149 votes to his credit.
PTI’s Samsam Bukhari won by-polls in PP-201 Sahiwal with 58,280 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested. Bukhari was followed by PML-N’s Muhammad Tufail, who attained 51,622 votes.
Independent candidate Qasim Abbas Khan won the by-election in PP-222 by bagging 38,327 votes. PTI’s Sohail Ahmed Noon followed Khan with 31,893 votes.
PTI’s Fawaz Ahmed won PP-261 by-election with 29,526 votes. Ahmed was followed by PPP’s Makhdoom Hassan Raza Hashim, who attained 14,995 votes.
PTI’s Zahra Batool won PP-272 by-polls with 2,401 votes. She was followed by independent candidate Syed Haroon Ahmed Sultan.
PML-N’s Sardar Awais Leghari won the by-election in PP-292 by attaining 32,845 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested. PTI’s Sardar Maqsood Laghari stood runner-up with 21,938 votes.
PML-N’s Sardar Khan won PK-3 by-polls with 16,824 votes to his credit, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. PTI’s Sajid Ali stood second in the run with 15,911 votes.
ANP’s Waqar Ahmad Khan won PK-7 by-polls securing 14,096 votes. PTI’s Fazal Maula followed Khan with 13,425 votes.
PTI’s Aqibullah Khan won the by-election in PK-44 with 18,676 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested. Khan was followed by ANP’s Ghulam Hassan, who secured 17,067 votes.
ANP’s Ahmed Khan won the by-election in PK-53 with 19,065 votes to his credit. PTI’s Muhammad Abdul Salam stood runner-up with 19,044 votes.
PTI’s Mohammad Ibrahim Khattak won PK-61 by-election by attaining 14,557 votes. He was followed by ANP’s Noor Alam Khan with 9,282 votes.
PTI’s Liaquat Khan won the by-election in PK-64 securing 22,775 votes. ANP’s Mohammad Shahid stood runner-up with 9,560 votes.
ANP’s Samar Haroon Bilour won PK-78 by-election by attaining 20,916 votes. PTI’s Muhammad Irfan Abdul Salman followed Bilour with 16,819 votes.
PTI’s Faisal Amin Khan won PK-97 by-election by bagging 18,170 votes, unofficial and unconfirmed results suggested. Khan was followed by PPP’s Farhan Afzal Malik, who secured 7,609 votes.
PTI’s Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur won by-polls in PK-99 securing 30,330 votes. Independent candidate Fatehullah Khan stood runner-up in the race with 22,825 votes.