NA-125 Lahore VIII was bone of contention between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) with candidates alledging each other were rigging the constituency. But unofficial results reported by Express News resulted in a victory for the former.
The PML-N’s candidate Khwaja Saad Rafique had earlier exchanged barbs with his opponent, the PTI’s Hamid Khan, alledging that the latter had utilised women to “capture a polling station” in Lahore’s DHA area.
“We appealed to the police for help since you really cannot say anything to women.”
Rafique ended up with 106,000 votes. Khan, who pushed his opponent to the brink, though fell short at the end, securing only 74,000 votes.