ECP Releases Names of Winning Candidates in By-Elections
On Thursday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued the list of the newly elected members of national and provincial assemblies, just after the by-elections, which were held on October 14.
On a total count, the ECP had issued notification of fifteen provincial assembly members and seven national assembly members.
Unlike the previous elections, this time, overseas Pakistanis were also allowed to vote for their chosen party member.
Moreover, there were many interesting factors that took place in this polling session.
Although the by-elections were held for all 35 seats in the national and provincial assembly, the notification for four of the National Assembly and nine seats of the provincial assembly seat winners have not been issued yet due to certain reasons.
Instead, the elections were held on the remaining 24 seats of provincial assemblies, which included about 11 seats for Punjab Assembly, two seats for Sindh and Balochistan assemblies, and nine for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.
For the polling of the 11 National Assembly seats, by-elections were held in nine constituencies in Punjab, one in Sindh and one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
After the polling ended and results were concluded, the following candidates were notified as members of National Assembly: Zahid Akram Durrani of MMA from NA 35 Bannu, Malik Sohail Khan PML-N from NA 56 Attock II, Sheikh Rashid Shafique PTI from NA-60 Rawalpindi, Chaudhry Salik Hussain PML from NA-65 Chakwal, Moonis Elahi PML NA-69 Gujrat II, Khawaja Saad Rafique PML-N from NA-131 Lahore IX, and Muhammad Alamgir Khan PTI NA-243 Karachi East II.
ECP has also issued notifications for new Punjab Assembly members who include, Chaudhry Bilal Asghar from PP-116 Toba Tek Singh, Sohail Shaukat Butt, from PP-164 Lahore, Malik Saif-ul-Malook Khokhar PP-155 Lahore, Syed Sumsam Ali Shah Bukhari from PP-201 Sahiwal, Qasim Abbas Khan from PP-222 Multan, Fawaz Ahmed PP-261 Rahim Yar Khan and Zahara Batool from PP-272 Muzaffargarh, and Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari from PP-292 Dera Ghazi Khan.
The new members of the Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who got notified were: Sardar Khan from PK-3 Swat, Faisal Amin Khan from Pk-97 Dera Ismail Khan, and Ikram Ullah Gandapur from Pk-99 Dera Ismail Khan.
Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani an independent from PB-35 Mastung and Muhammad Akbar of Balochistan National Party from PB Khuzdar were notified as members of Balochistan Assembly.
Syed Ahmed Raza Shah Jeelani PPP from PS-30 Khairpur and Muhammad Sajid PPP from PS-87 Malir-I were notified as members of Sindh Assembly by the Election Commission.