Jhal Magsi by-poll: PML-N candidate wins by a heavy margin

Provincial election commission chairman says PML-N candidate secured 29,630 votes against PTI's Sardar Yar Muhammad


Our Correspondent April 30, 2016
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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.


Na-267: PTI-PML-N face-off in Jhal Magsi by-elections today


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.

COMMENTS (3)

Mamu | 5 years ago | Reply @Raghu: People are not knowledgeable and they look at the short term advantage. They dont know how much government can actually spend on them. They vote for anyone who would make a simple road in front of their house. And after 6 months that road would be destroyed due to substandard material. People also vote according to their clan.
Raghu | 5 years ago | Reply @Azi: Wrong the way to win votes is by performing and as much as some people hate to admit,PMLN is performing on all fronts and gradually the impact is trickling down to the common folk and hence the voting pattern even under army supervision.
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