Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Khalid Khan Magsi clinched victory by a heavy margin against his nearest rival in Thursday’s by-polls for the Jhal Magsi constituency of NA-267, according to results.
According to the provincial election commission chairman Sultan Bayazid, PML-N candidate Khalid Khan Magsi secured 29,630 votes against the provincial chief organiser of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind’s 19,533 votes, according to the votes counted in 165 polling stations.
Bayazid said voter turnout was recorded at 38 per cent in the constituency. In all, five political parties and 13 candidates contested the elections for the constituency of NA-267.
In compliance with the Supreme Court’s order, polling was held in the presence of the Pakistan Army personnel, police and paramilitary forces.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2016.
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