Mother defeats son in Muzaffargarh by-elections

Published: October 15, 2018
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Haroon Sultan and his mother, Zehra Batool. PHOTO:EXPRESS

Haroon Sultan and his mother, Zehra Batool. PHOTO:EXPRESS

Haroon Sultan and his mother, Zehra Batool. PHOTO:EXPRESS A voters CNIC is checked before she enters the polling station in the October 14 by-elections in Islamabad. PHOTO:ONLINE

MUZAFFARGARH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s candidate Zehra Batool defeated her son, Haroon Sultan, who was contesting as an independent in the PP-272 by-poll on Sunday, Express News reported.

Zehra’s husband Abdullah Shah Bukhari is a former Parliament member and their elder son, Basit Sultan Bukhari, had won from the seat in the July 2018 general elections.

He had also won from the NA-185 constituency and decided to vacate the provincial seat, opening it up for a by-election.

Losing candidate Haroon has been a member of Parliament three times and a provincial minister twice.

Batool won with 24,019 votes and Haroon followed behind with 17,072 votes.

 

 

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