By-elections 2013: PML-N leads the pack

Published: August 22, 2013
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PML-N's Abdul Mannan celebrates with supporters after winning the NA-83 seat in Faisalabad in the by-elections of August 22.

PML-N's Abdul Mannan celebrates with supporters after winning the NA-83 seat in Faisalabad in the by-elections of August 22.

PML-N's Abdul Mannan celebrates with supporters after winning the NA-83 seat in Faisalabad in the by-elections of August 22. Lahore: PML-N's Khawaja Salman Rafique is seen surrounded by supporters after winning the PP-142 seat in the by-elections of August 22. PHOTO: ONLINE. Peshawar: Justice (retired) Shahbaz Akbar Khan, member Election Commission of Pakistan checking ballot papers during his visit to the polling station in Government High School no.1. PHOTO: APP Islamabad: A woman voter thumbprinting her ballot paper during the country's by-election in NA-48 constituency. PHOTO: INP A woman casts her vote during the country's by-election in NA-1 constituency in Peshawar. PHOTO: INP. A lady voter casts her bote during by-elections in Peshawar. PHOTO: APP. By-elections take place in 41 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies on August 22, 2013. PHOTO: MYRA IQBAL A Pakistani soldier watches a woman as she casts her vote during the country's by-election in Islamabad on August 22, 2013. PHOTO: AFP A woman drops her stamped ballot paper into a box at a polling station in Islamabad during the by-elections. PHOTO: MYRA IQBAL

Voting for 41 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies saw the PML-N emerge overall victors by Thursday night.

More than 500 candidates holding tickets of different political parties as well as independents ran for 15 National Assembly and 26 provincial assembly seats.

The PML-N won 11 provincial assembly seats and five National Assembly seats, according to unofficial results.

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2:40am

Official result: Sardar Shafqat Hayat Khan of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has prevailed against stiff competition from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Malik Nazir Sobhi and independent Javaid Hasnain Shah.

Khan secured 67,888 votes, Sobhi 40,169 votes and Shah 42,472 votes in NA-68 Sagodha.

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2:30am

Official result: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Aqibullah has staved off stiff competition from Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) to win NA-13 Swabi. Aqibullah secured 43,333 votes while his competitor secured 32,300.

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2:15am

Official result: Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian’s Khurram Jahangir Wattoo (35,065 votes) beat Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Noorul Amin Wattoo with (29,181 votes) in PP-193 Okara.

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1:35am

Official result: Dera Ghazi Khan’s Ahmad Ali Khan Darishak wins PP-243 wins with 23, 099 votes.

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1:30am

Officially victorious: Asad Umar wins NA-48 with 48, 073 votes. PML-N’s Asraf Gujjar comes second with 41, 186.

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1:11am

Officially victorious: ECP declares Mian Abdul Mannan of PML-N winner of the NA-83 seat. Mannan claims 47, 107 votes compared to 36, 866 votes of PTI’s Faizullah Kamoka

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1:01am

Rawalpindi: PP-6 has officially gone to PML-N’s Sarfraz Afzal, winning with 30, 588 votes against 21, 532 votes for PTI’s Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi

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12:59pm

Official results: ECP declares Azad Ali Tabassum winner (39, 676 votes) for the PP-51 constituency in Faisalabad.

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12:54pm

Muzaffargarh: Unofficial results for 254 polling stations in NA-177 declare Noor Rabbani Khar from PPP victorious with a massive 57, 713 votes. Independent candidate Javed Dasti came close with 52, 735 votes.

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12:46pm

Lahore: The final unofficial count for polls in NA-129 has PML-N’s Shazia Mubashir on top with 44, 894 votes. PTI candidate Mansha Sandhu attracts 26, 071 votes.

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12:42pm

Karachi: MQM’s Mohammad Ali Rashid crushes opponents with 53, 051 votes to claim NA-254. PTI’s Naeem Sheikh came closest with 5, 791 votes.

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12:35 pm

Okara: Mian Jahangir Watto wins contest for PP-193 with 35, 061 votes as PML-N’s Noorul Amin Watto’s left trailing at 29, 181.

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12: 21pm

Karachi: With 24, 084 votes in his account, MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui has been officially declared the winner by ECP in PS-103.

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12: 14pm

Mardan: ECP officially declares Ahmad Khan Bahadur victorious with 13, 606 votes to his name for the PK-23 seat.

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12: 10pm

The website for Election Commission of Pakistan says results for NA-13 have been withheld and those of NA-27 postponed. No reason was given, although earlier the commission announced the decision to re-conduct polls at 18 polling stations in the said constituencies after reports that several women voters were barred from voting.

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12: 05am

Official result: PML-N’s Khawaja Salman Rafiq emerges winner, having bagged 17, 369 votes with all other candidates lagging far behind.

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12:00am

Mardan: ECP announces another official result as independent candidate Jamshed Khan (36, 699 votes) came first in PK-27 with Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan’s Fazal Rabbani Advocate (10, 484 votes) coming second.

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 11: 45pm

Lahore: PML N’s Gulzar Gujjar emerges successful in PP-161 with 25, 302 votes in the bag. PTI’s Khalid comes second with 17, 803 votes.

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11: 20pm

Asad Umar tweets “May Allah give me the strength to use this opportunity to contribute towards improving the lives of Pakistanis” on his victory from NA-48, Islamabad. The ECP is yet to announce official results for the seat.

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11: 10pm

In the first by-elections result officially announced, the Election Commission of Pakistan declares Khawaja Muhammad Manshaullah Butt of PML-N victorious in PP-123, with 21, 963 votes.

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10: 54pm

Islamabad: In NA-48, counting completes in 260 polling stations to see PTI’s Asad Umar emerge victorious with 48, 703 votes. PML-N’s Ashraf Gujjar lost with 41, 186 votes.

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10: 32pm

Dera Ghazi Khan: In PP-243, Ahmed Ali Dareshak of PTI bags 22‚943 votes to win over Sardar Hassamuddin of PML-N, who got 18‚635 votes.

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10: 15pm

Karachi: Muhammad Hussain of MQM has won in PS-95, defeating Jamil Zia of PPP.

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10: 10pm

Mardan: Independent candidate Jamshed Mohmand wins in PK-27 with 37, 886 votes, beating Fazl-e-Rabbani of Jamaat-e-Islami who has 10‚135 votes.

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10: 06pm

Rahim Yar Khan: In PP-289, PML-N’s Raees Mehboob Ahmed succeeds

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10: 02pm

As counting completes in 123 polling stations of NA-177, PPP’s Noor Rabbani Khar emerges victorious with 29, 997 votes. Javed Dasti, running as an independent candidate, managed 24, 257.

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9: 58pm

Islamabad: The latest count from 176 polling stations in NA-48 has Asad Umar in the lead with 35, 200 votes. PML-N’s Ashraf Gujjar is in close pursuit with 33, 7oo votes to his name.

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9: 55pm

Swabi: In NA-13, PTI’s Aqibullah defeats JUI-F’s Maulana Attaul Haq Darvesh, who was backed by ANP.

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9: 49pm

Unofficial results: PPP’s Shazia Mari leads in Sangarh

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9: 45pm

Unofficial results: PML-N’s candidate Mehmood Ahmed leads in PP-289.

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9: 28pm

Karachi: In PS-103, unofficial results have MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui winnning with 24, 938 votes.

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9: 25pm

Rahim Yar Khan: In PP-292, Makhdoom Ali Akbar of PPP claims victory with 36, 433 votes.

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9: 22pm

Mardan: In PK-23, ANP’s Ahmed Bahadur appears victorious with 12, 438 votes.

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9: 18pm

Islamabad: As results for NA-47 and NA-48 pour in, PTI’s Asad Umar appears in the lead with 9,251 votes. PML-N’s Ashraf Gujjar follows him with 5, 181 votes.

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9: 13pm

The Election Commission has decided to re-conduct bi-elections in 18 polling stations falling under the constituencies NA-5 (Nowshera) and NA-27 (Lakki Marwat). Following reports that women were prevented from voting at these specific stations, the Peshawar High Court ordered a re-poll at these stations, and the Election Commission has obliged.

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9: 05pm

Muzaffargarh: Results from 80 polling stations in PP-254 have PML-N’s Hammad Nawaz Tipu at the top with 9, 619 votes. Mehrar Shad Sayal of PPP is second with 6, 972 votes.

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8: 55pm

In NA-103 in Hafizabad, PML-N’s Shahid Bhatti (40, 491 votes) has left behind PTI’s Shaukat Bhatti (28, 650 votes).

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8: 48pm

Another PML-N candidate comes out ahead in the race as results for PP-118 in Mandi Bahauddin indicate Akhtar Bosal at the top with 32, 240 votes. PTI’s Liaquat Ranjha is the runner-up with 18, 715 votes.

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8: 44pm

Rawalpindi: Unofficial results for PP-6 claim PML-N victorious with Chaudhry Sarfaraz Afzal claiming 30, 065 votes. PTI’s Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi stands second 21, 168.

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8: 35 pm

Faisalabad: Abdul Mannan from PML-N leads with 12, 101 votes in NA-83. PTI’s Faizullah Kamoka follows close behind with 9, 489 votes.

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8: 35pm

Mianwali: Fresh update on results from 217 polling booths in NA-71 have PML-N’s Obaidullah Shadi Khel winning with 69, 799. PTI’s Mallik Waheed Khan manages to attract 56, 504.

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8: 30pm

In PB-32, Jhal Magsi, unofficial results declare independent candidate Nawabzada Tariq Magsi successful with 21, 208 votes. PML-N’s Dhani Baksh Lashari loses with just 4, 228 votes.

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8: 22pm

In PS-103, results from 88 polling stations indicate MQM’s Rauf Siddiqui in the lead with PTI’s Sultan Ahmad in the second slot. PPP’s Sheikh Faisal stands on the third position.

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8: 15pm

Mianwali: In NA-71, Obaidullah Shadi Khel from PML-N leads with 40, 100 votes and PTI’s Malik Waheed Khan follows at 33, 012 votes.

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8: 09pm

Acting Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, expresses satisfaction over the way by-elections were held in the country.

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8: 05pm

Okara: As voting completes in PP-124, the vote count from 54 polling stations indicate another victory for a PML-N candidate, Noorul Amin Nasir, who is ahead with 14, 438 votes. PPP’s Khurram Jahangir trails behind with 13, 721 votes.

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7: 59pm

Islamabad: Results from PP-210 Lodhran see PML-N’s Zubair Baloch sitting atop with 36, 733 votes whereas PTI’s Saad Kaanju stands behind with 12, 350.

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7: 54pm

In NA-13, Swabi, PTI’s Aqibullah is in front with 19, 430 votes. JUI’s Maulana Attaul Haq Darwesh occupies the second slot with 14, 666 votes to his name.

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7: 50pm

Sargodha: As more results pour in, PML-N’s Shafqat Baloch leads in NA-68 with 23, 814 votes and PTI’s Nazeer Sobi in tow with 9, 512 votes.

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7: 46pm

Unofficial results from 22 polling stations in PP-51 have PML-N’s Azad Ali Tabassum leading with 10, 181 votes and PTI’s Ajmal Cheema lagging behind at 5, 526.

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7: 42pm

PML-N’s Mohammad Khan Lehri leads in PP-29, Naseerabad, with 11, 908 votes and independent candidate Mohammad Amin Imrani in tow with 6, 678 votes.

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7: 38pm

Lahore: Latest unofficial results from 38 polling stations in PP-142 have PML-N’s Khawaja Salman Rafiq in front with 15, 390 votes. PTI’s Malik Waqar is on second position with 1, 571 votes.

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7: 33pm

Results from NA-254’s 50 polling stations indicate a huge lead for MQM’s Mohammad Ali Rashid who is ahead with over 10, 000 votes.

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7: 30pm

In Lodhran, PP-210, results from 110 polling stations announce PML-N’s Zubair Baloch victorious with 32, 842 votes and PTI’s Saad Kaanju on the second position with 11, 544 votes.

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7: 28pm

In Rajanpur, PP-247, PTI’s Ali Raza Dreshak comes out ahead with over 10, 000 votes.

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7: 25pm

Thatta: In NA-237, unofficial results from 14 polling stations have PPP’s Shams-un-Nisa Memon in the front with 2, 816 votes whereas PML-N’s Riaz Shah stands second with 2, 602 votes.

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7: 17pm

In Sialkot, unofficial results for PP-123 indicate victory by a huge margin for PML-N’s Manshallah Butt, who leads with 21, 971 votes against PTI’s Barrister Dawood.

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7: 09pm

Latest reports from Kahna Nau have PML-N’s Shazia Mubashir leading with 21, 748 votes with PTI’s Mansha Sandhu in the second slot with 9,400 votes.

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7: 06pm

Ghulam Bilour of Awami National Party who is leading NA-1 with 13,456 votes, says “Our campaign never got as much airtime as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s during the general elections.”

“The same happened during the by-elections but our supporters stood by us. Our friends from other parties stood by us.”

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7: 01pm

In Mirpurkhas, the PS-64 seat has Dr Zafar Kamali leading with 363 votes. PPP’s Abdul Saeed Qureshi is behind him with 59 votes.

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6: 58pm

In NA-5, PTI’s Imran Khattak leads with 14, 740 votes. Dawood Khan Khattak of the ANP is second with 6, 040 votes.

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6: 56pm

Unofficial results for 30 polling stations in NA-83, Faisalabad, have PML-N’s Mian Mannan ahead with 5,249 votes. PTI’s Faizullah Kamoka stands second with 4, 394.

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6:52pm

As counting completes in NA-129, PML-N’s Shazia Mubashir leads with 18, 364 votes with PTI’s Mansha Sindhu trailing behind with 7, 375 votes.

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6:49pm

PML-N’s Salman Rafiq leads with 3,070 votes in PP-142, from a result accumulated from 23 polling stations, while PTI’s Malik Waqar follows the lead with 672 votes.

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6:44pm

In a result accumulated from 15 polling stations in NA-68 Sargodha, PML-N bags 2,929 votes and takes first position, independent candidates earn 2,661 votes and take second spot, while PTI comes last with 806 votes.

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6:39pm

PPP MPA Kulsoom Chandio and 10 other people were arrested by the officials of law enforcing agency for casting fake votes in a polling station in Sanghar.

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 6:33pm

First complete unofficial result from Shergarh PK-27 comes in.

Independent candidate Jamshed Jan wins with 14,156 votes. JI candidate Fazal Rabbani comes second with 3,100 votes.

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6:27pm

MQM’s Muhammad Ali Rashid leads in NA-254 polling station 45 with 205 votes.

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6:22pm

JUI-F alleges PPP of rigging in NA-235 Sanghar.

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6:16pm

PTI candidate Malik Waheed Khan is leading in NA-79 Mianwali with 490 votes, while PML-N candidate is second with 230 votes.

PML-N candidate Salman Rafiq is leading with 953 votes, while PTI Malik Waqar bags 216 votes and takes second position. This is an unofficial result from six polling stations of Lahore PP 130 and 142.

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6:10pm

PPP candidate Shazia Murree is leading in NA-235 Sanghar  with 325 votes, while JUI-F camdidate Khuda Bakhsh takes second position with 91 votes.

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5:47pm

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5:46pm

First unofficial result from Peshawar comes in.

ANP candidate Ghulam Ahmed Bilour is leading in NA-1 Peshawar with 168 votes, while PTI candidate Gul Badshah takes second position with 88 votes.

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5:42pm

Two PTI women supporters allege of rigging in Lahore constituency PP142.

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5:28pm

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5:25pm

Peshawer High Court orders the arrest of the jirga responsible for stopping female voters from taking part in the by-elections.

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5:22pm

Chief Justice asks deadline to be extended to 6:30pm in areas where females were not allowed to vote.

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5:20pm

Firing at a polling station in Sangarh kills a relative of candidate Haji Khuda Baksh and injures four others.

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5:08pm

Just two of 3,884 registered women voted in NA-71 Mianwali.

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5:06pm

Counting begins in polling stations across Lahore as voting ends at 5pm.

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4:57pm

Women are not allowed to vote in PK-27.

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4:52pm

Unofficial results: Independent candidate Javed Dasti leads with 110 votes in NA-177.

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4:35pm

Supporters of PTI and ANP started a fight outside a female polling station in Sheikhabad, Peshawar.

Voting was not stopped during this brawl, while police baton-charged the supporters.

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4:22pm

The Express Tribune correspondent Shamsul Islam reported that the voter turnout for NA-83 and PP-51 Faisalabad is extremely low as compared to May 11 general elections.

Police and Rangers personnel are patrolling the area and no untoward incident was reported so far.

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4:07pm

Two assistant female presiding officers in PP-193 Okara have been suspended for alleged rigging in support of a PPP candidate in the constituency.

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4:04pm

Secretary Election Commission Ishtiak Ahmed Khan visits male and female polling stations in twin cities Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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3:56pm

PTI’s Fauzia Kasuri condemns barring of women from participating in by-elections in some parts of K-P.

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3:46pm

Rangers arrest five people allegedly involved in casting fake votes in Muzaffargarh.

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3:45pm

By-elections amidst low voter turnout are currently going in PS-103 Karachi where allegations of rigging had come up during the May 11 general elections.

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3:25pm

An army personnel guides a voter inside a sensitive polling station in Islamabad.

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PHOTO: MYRA IQBAL

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3:24pm

Election Commission Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan says that action would be taken against those found involved in stopping women from casting their votes after receiving solid evidences.

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3:16pm

Young boys wait on a sofa at a polling station while their mother casts a vote during by-elections in NA-48 Islamabad.

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3:11pm

Not a single woman could cast her vote in NA-103 Hafizabad.

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3:09pm

27 female polling stations in the PK-27 Mardan have been locked out.

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3:00pm

Imran Khan tweets about women not being allowed to cast their votes in some parts of K-P, terming it as ‘illegal and unacceptable.’

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2:51pm

Voters turnout in by-polls for one national assembly seat, NA-129, and three provincial assembly seats, PP-142, PP-161, PP-150, in Lahore is low compared to the pattern of polling during the general elections of May 11.

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2:49pm

The bombs found outside the Chaman polling station earlier this morning are cans full of mud. The false threat prevented voters from casting their votes for 6 hours.

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2:36pm

By-polls in the PS-95 constituency that includes the Orangi Town 11 and 12 of Karachi are being carried out without incident amidst heavy presence of army, police and rangers.

The Express Tribune correspondent Sohail Khattak reported that so far just 20-30% of the total of 150,000 voters had showed up.

Elections in PS-95, that also falls in the NA-42 seat of the National Assembly, had been postponed after MQM (Haqiqi’s) candidate was killed a day before May 11.

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2:32pm

The rangers arrested three people from a polling station in Khanpur with 150 fake ballot papers.

People in 7 villages are refraining from voting in the by-elections. This is in response to the murder of Syed Mukhtar Hussain Shah in NA-103 Jalalpur Bhutyan. Out of 2,400 voters, only 12 males and 1 female voter have cast their vote.

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2:24pm

The ECP stated that any candidate barring women from casting their vote will be disqualified. The statement followed a complaint from a woman in the Lakki Marwat area.

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1:54pm

In an usual turn of events, a woman presiding officer at Raiwind was taken to the hospital where she gave birth to a child.

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1:49pm

A woman claimed that her vote was already cast before she entered the polling booth at PS-103

No women have casted a vote in PS-118 yet in Mandi Bahauddin.

The bomb squad has failed to defuse bombs near Chaman polling station. The squad does not have the right equipment to diffuse the bomb.

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1:31pm

One person was killed while four others sustained injuries in a firing incident at Dulyar polling station in Sangarh.
Polling has been stopped due to this incident.

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1:05pm

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken notice of women not being allowed to vote in parts of Nowshera.

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12:54pm

Politicians tweet about the by-elections:

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12:36pm

Voting at a polling station in Shaikhabad, Peshawar was stopped for unknown reasons. The polling station was reserved for female voters.

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12:34pm

A traffic warden was beaten up in a fight between two institutions in Peshawar. He was identified as Ghullam Mustafa.

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12:25pm

Even after four hours, the bombs outside the Chaman polling station have not been defused.

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12:22pm

The ECP has said that polling stations must keep a separate record of female voters.

Not even a single female voter has cast a vote at the Paikhel polling station, Mianwali.

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12:11 pm

The ECP has taken notice of women being barred from casting votes in Nowshera, stating that it is illegal to do so.

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11:48am

ANP leader Senator Haji Adeel has condemned the act of barring women from casting votes in Nowshera.

“We never stopped women from casting vote and if any of our party workers is found involved in such an act, strict action will be taken against that person,” says Adeel.

He further said that the ECP should take action against this incident.

The ANP leader blamed Imran Khan and his party’s government in the province for this incident.

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11:36am

Three people, including a woman, have been arrested in Pindi Bhatiyan, Hafizabad NA-103 for casting bogus votes.

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11:32am

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11:26am

Polling started late in few polling stations of Karachi including those of NA-254. The turnout in the city is reportedly low.

Women have been barred from voting in parts of Nowshera.

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11:15am

More than 40 workers of PML-F have been arrested for exhibiting weapons outside a polling station in Sanghar.

Voting has also been stopped in Talasha for the same reason.

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11:04am

The bombs found outside the Chaman polling stations have timed devices attached to them.

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10:58am

The Secretary Election Commission reiterated that media personnel can enter the polling stations.

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10:56am

A fight broke out between the supporters of PTI and PML-N at Jalalpur Bhattia polling station in NA-103.

Several people are feared to be injured in the fight.

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10:44am

Police have barred media personnel from entering a polling station in PP-6 Rawalpindi.

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10:36am

Interim Chief Election Commissioner Tassaduq Hussain visited various polling booths of PP-150 Lahore.

The ECP has taken notice of security officers barring media personnel from entering polling booths. It said journalists are allowed to cover voting and are not allowed only to be near the area where voters stamp ballot papers.

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10:24am

Polling in PP-217 Khanewal was stopped briefly after a 4-year-old child died following a car accident involving a PML-N worker.

Voting was resumed after the family of the victim pardoned the culprit.

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10:18am

A fight broke out between supporters of PPP and PML-N at a polling station in PP-193 Okara.

An armed man was also arrested from the area.

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10:05am

Voting in two Chaman polling stations has been stopped as BDS officials struggle to defuse bombs found near them.

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09:51am

The “drum bomb” found outside a polling station in Chaman has 20kg to 25kg of explosive material.

Security forces have cordoned off the polling station.

However, the BDS officials have yet failed to defuse the bomb.

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09:45am

Polling in Orangi Town, Karachi started after 08:30am.

Express News correspondent in the area reported that media personnel were stopped by police officials from entering polling booths while Rangers and Army officers allowed them to cover the voting activity.

A “drum bomb” has been found from a polling station in Chaman, Balochistan.

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09:34am

Despite a ban on taking mobile phones inside the polling stations, voters and polling staff in Faisalabad have failed to abide by the law.

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09:27am

Army and police officials have barred media personnel from entering the polling booths in NA-129 Lahore.

Security officers said they have orders to prevent media personnel from entering the premises.

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09:18am

The voter turnout is low at most of the polling booths.

This is said to be the largest by-election in the country’s history.

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Reader Comments (24)

  • salman
    Aug 22, 2013 - 9:32AM

    bi elections should not seen as an indicator of popularity. Most don’t care about bi elections.

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  • PakPower
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:02PM

    Barring media personnel from entering certain polling stations, why? Only people that have something to hide do this.

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  • Ali
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:49PM

    10:24am

    Polling in PP-217 Khanewal was stopped briefly after a 4-year-old child died following a car accident involving a PML-N worker.

    Voting was resumed after the family of the victim pardoned the culprit.

    N no one cares about this news…a 4 yr old died here n we also know how would the family have been threatened to pardon so quickly..pathetic country this is

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  • Mamu
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:56PM

    @Ali:
    I dint believe this report either. How could they pardon, they must be in a state of shock.

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Aug 22, 2013 - 2:33PM

    ET its Mandi Bahauddin not Mundi Bahauddin.

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  • ih
    Aug 22, 2013 - 4:35PM

    Not living in Pakistan wonder why we cannot hold even an election without begging army to help. Interesting reflection of honesty and competence of civilian administration. Or is it a mirror of basic values of population at large. Clive some 160 years ago with bribes and hired help occupied whole of india. Is that a basic trait embedded in our dna? Food for thought

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  • Jyala
    Aug 22, 2013 - 4:59PM

    “4:52pm

    Unofficial results: Independent candidate Javed Dasti leads with 110 votes in NA-177.”

    As expected Media is playing same role, Announcing results before the ending time.

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  • Chalo
    Aug 22, 2013 - 6:23PM

    The state where kpk rules/ governs, been over two months and women not allowed to vote. Good governance. And please let’s not compare. Justifying through relativity is easy and immature, something pti used to criticise about. This time please give a valid explanation why you didn’t let women vote or not do anything about it. It is the provincial governments responsibility.

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  • Chalo
    Aug 22, 2013 - 6:29PM

    Come Naya Pakistan!!!!!! We are with you, let’s keep these women out from voting.

    Pti at its rigging.

    Media playing dirty again by announcing results which are unofficial or claims by the parties etc. let Ecp do this job, rather than agitating people and creating a stir.

    Media has become the worst representative of Pakistan, creating hate, always showing negative news about Pakistan, and always portraying the problems. One days the kids of these journalists will have to live without their shadows. What goes around comes around. Out country is the best, but this one media has the country and individuals hostage. For the sake of more money negative needs. We all know negative news sells. Don’t sell your souls and conscience.

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  • Kamran Lashari
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:01PM

    If MQM wons from karachi today with the presence of Army inside and outside polling stations which is obvious from pictures and Media reports i will accept MQM as biggest political party of karachi with people support with them which i never accepted before this day.

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  • Uza Syed
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:31PM

    @Kamran Lashari: Welcome to real world. It’s never too late to wake up and see the world as it is.

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  • Zahoor
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:58PM

    Was NA1 Peshawar rigged in the general election or in by-election? :)

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:29PM

    Peshawar & now Mianwali, sad sad day for inqilabis. Wonder what excuse they have this time, comeon PTIans say something, you’re always first ones to comment

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  • PakPower
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:36PM

    @Aamer Khawaja:
    I’d say let the final results come.

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  • Ash
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:41PM

    Really impressed by the comment of Mr. Lashari above where he realized wrong perception. MQM is leading in all polls in Karachi even after heavy deployment of Army inside and outside all polling booths. What PTI will say now if MQM wins? What sort of dharna they will go for? I think PTI should now think about their bad performance in KPK and NA-1 which they have almost lost (full results not in yet). Not sure if they won NA-1 by rigging first time..

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  • jibran
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:43PM

    @ET
    Is is too hard to add a table instead of keep on appending text for each election update?

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  • salmanzahidi
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:45PM

    @Kamran Lashari:

    NA 252 is always been a MQM seat how ever I am dead sure, that won’t be wining with a margin of 80-90 thousands. True face of MQM was exposed at NA 250.

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  • kala_bacha
    Aug 22, 2013 - 10:17PM

    @salmanzahidi:
    wake up from social media politics of PTI and feel the real politics with vote bank.

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  • waseem sarwar
    Aug 22, 2013 - 10:36PM

    To all people crying on Women voters issue in KP, i want to see how many women were allowed to vote in Mandi Bahauddin and in Hafizabad. Any one even spoke about Punjab government. These districts are in central Punjab and i heard no women were allowed to vote in central villages.

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  • the lone ranger
    Aug 23, 2013 - 12:00AM

    MQM won all three seats in Karachi by HUGE margins today even when Army was deployed inside and outside the polling stations.

    So anyone who says that they don’t have a mandate in Karachi is still living in a fool’s paradise.

    There is only one political party in Karachi, and that is MQM. Parties like PPP and PTI/JI alliance are distant second and thirds.

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  • Ali S
    Aug 23, 2013 - 12:19AM

    Haha PTI trolls still in denial. Your 15 minutes of fame are up, face it. I voted for PTI in the May elections too, but it’s clear that they don’t have any clear vision or strategy whatsoever – IK can’t build a political career on rhetoric when he doesn’t even have anything to show for his struggle.

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  • Kanwal
    Aug 23, 2013 - 1:20AM

    4:52pm

    Unofficial results: Independent candidate Javed Dasti leads with 110 votes in NA-177.

    can you please tell us all how could they count 110 votes before 5pm. the polling was still on and isn’t it not criminal to open a ballot box when the polling hasn’t stopped?

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  • Fazal ur Rehman
    Aug 23, 2013 - 9:51AM

    first of all aslam o alikum to all pakistanis . I really support imran khan party at the bottom of my heart because i feel that imran khan is the only leader who is really loyal to this country . if he becomes a prime minister in 5 year of his period pakistan will strart progressing at a huge speed , because in pakistan there is every thing thing the great potiential and wealth . we only need a great leader who is enough brave and visionary to make every decision in the favour of this country . In this way we can doing progress only . So we apeal every pakistani and kashmiris to support imran khan . lets make PTI strong . Lets join hands for the progress of our country for making our image and future bright.

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