PP-162 by-polls: PML-N celebrates as initial results show Hassan Riaz in the lead

Published: October 23, 2014
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SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supporters celebrated with aerial firing and firecrackers on Thursday as unofficial results showed that PML-N candidate Hassan Riaz leading in the PP-162, Narang Mandi by-polls, Express News.

Riaz is contesting against independent candidate Usman Nisar Pannu.

The by-polls in this constituency was announced after the demise of MPA Khurram Gulfam of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Earlier on Thursday, Pannu’s supporters had allegedly attacked Riaz’s vehicle, injuring 13 people near the Pakhyana polling station.

Heavy contingents of police and Rangers were summoned and polling was stopped at that particular station. PP-162 has 123 polling stations.

The by-election was previously scheduled to be held on September 26 but was rescheduled by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) owing to floods.

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  • Abdullah
    Oct 23, 2014 - 9:38PM

    PML-n all the way. Long live Nawaz Sharif.

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  • Usman
    Oct 23, 2014 - 11:52PM

    I really feel bad for people who continue to support noora league and ppp. These same parties have been tried and tested over and over gain and have caused our great nation to be where it is now. The people who are supporting n-league are the same one who will be crying few months down the road about high electric bills, corruption, poor roads/trasnportation, lack of healthcare etc. Wake up people. Wake up.

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  • Pasha
    Oct 24, 2014 - 1:41AM

    In your face PTI. PMLn bagged more votes then in general elections last year. PMLn vote bank is increasing because of its work for the poor.

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  • Moh
    Oct 24, 2014 - 1:47AM

    Celebrated with gun firing.. Resonates with party’s caliber.

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  • Naveed
    Oct 24, 2014 - 1:53AM

    this is all rigging by pmln. only free and fair recent polls were of multan.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Oct 24, 2014 - 7:45AM

    The win in Multan was a sign of Tabdeli but PML-N win in Sheikhupura proves that elections can never be transparent in Pakistan.

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  • Semisolid
    Oct 24, 2014 - 7:47AM

    Usman sahib,
    Open your own eyes. Its seem that you r still sleeping, wake up man and realized the fact. If result is not desired as you want then start your feeling bead, but all other people are also live and awaken due to some fictitious leaders

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  • Oct 24, 2014 - 8:49AM

    @Abdullah:
    For me understanding, kindly make me understand the reason of your enthusiasm toward Nawaz Sharif or Noon League? I ask this question with all seriousness and any eloquent Noon-League supporter can respond.
    Thanks

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  • Ali Shah
    Oct 24, 2014 - 8:53AM

    PTI boycotted elections, so all those pmln supporters stop cheering.

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  • Ricky
    Oct 24, 2014 - 8:57AM

    @Naveed: “this is all rigging by pmln. only free and fair recent polls were of Multan.”
    Yes because PTI supported candidate won there. All the seats which PTI wins are due to fair elections the rest is rigging no matter how big the margin.Recommend

  • Ebad
    Oct 24, 2014 - 9:17AM

    @ Pasha
    Please enlighten us about the ‘increasing vote bank’ of PMLN in all the other by-elections. For instance, please share with us regarding PP-72, PP-107, PP-193, PP-243, PP-247, PK-86. We would love to know how the poor responded to their work there.

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  • naveed
    Oct 24, 2014 - 11:09PM

    @ricky . bro this was Satire. I AM PLMN supporter all the way.

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