PML-N wins NA-133 by-elections with 14,498 votes’ lead to PPP

By: News Desk
Published: 05:52 PM, 5 Dec, 2021
PML-N wins NA-133 by-elections with 14,498 votes’ lead to PPP
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Shaista, widow of a key PML-N stalwart Pervaiz Malik won the NA-133 Lahore by-elections with a lead of 14,498 votes against the PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill.

As per the unofficial results on the 24News HD TV channel, the PML-N candidate received 46,811 votes while the runner up PPP candidate obtained 32,313 votes.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the turnout in the NA-133 by-polls remained just 18.59 per cent while 898 votes were considered as cancelled.

Total 80383 votes were cast in the by-elections. The channel report said that 50,936 males and 30,959 female voters used their right of vote in the by-elections.

The PML-N workers celebrated the win by dancing on drum beats at the central election office of the party.

Combined Result of 254 polling stations

The 24News HD TV channel received unofficial results from 254 polling stations. There were established a total of 254 polling stations in the constituency for by-polls.

Nawaz League’s Shaista Pervaiz Malik got a lead with 46,811 votes. People’s Party candidate Ch Aslam Gill has received 32,313 votes.

A candidate with a symbol of the Crane has also received 8 votes from a polling station. The PML-N workers started celebrations at their election office with dances on drum beats.

Results from different polling stations

Unofficial results from polling station 5 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got only six votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 40 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 14 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 27 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 128 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 15 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 14 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 61 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 25 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got only nine votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 89 votes. Total 102 votes were cast there.

Unofficial results from polling station 36 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 120 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 180 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 41 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 103 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 275 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 59 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 59 votes against PML-N candidate Shaista Malik who received 46 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 68 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 103 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 211 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 71 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got bagged 226 votes against PML-N candidate Shaista Malik who received 196 votes. Total 433 votes were cast there.

Unofficial results from polling station 109 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 30 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 176 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 134 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got only 129 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 148 votes. Candidate with a symbol Crane also bagged 8 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 137 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 121 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 79 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 142 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 23 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 56 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 143 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got only 10 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 17 votes. Total 28 votes were cast there.

Unofficial results from polling station 155 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 90 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 127 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 157 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 121 nine votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 79 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 164 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 116 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 290 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 194 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 86 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 200 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 210 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got 130 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 105 votes.

Unofficial results from polling station 242 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got a lead of seven votes by getting a total of 53 votes against PML-N candidate Shaista Malik who received 46 votes. Total 103 votes were cast there.

Unofficial results from polling station 248 show that PPP candidate Ch Aslam Gill got only 48 votes while PML-N candidate Shaista Malik received 110 votes.

Who will win?

Polling for by-elections in Lahore constituency NA-133 has been ended in peaceful manners at 5:00 pm.

A close contest between confident Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidates was witnessed during the polling hours.

A total of 11 candidates are in the fray for the by-election, with a tough contest expected between PML-N candidate Shaista Pervez Malik and PPP’s Aslam Gill.

In what first appeared to be a one-on-one contest between PML-N and PTI, PPP candidate Aslam Gill found himself on a new turf following the rejection of nomination papers of the ruling party’s Jamshed Cheema and his wife.

The seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N MNA Pervaiz Malik who had died of heart complications on October 11.

Sensitive polling stations

According to the Punjab election commission, there are 254 polling stations in NA-133 in which 22 polling stations were of A category, 198 of B category and 34 polling stations of C category.

As many as 200 separate polling stations have been set up for men and women whereas 54 mixed polling stations have also been set up.

For foolproof polling, senior police officers have been deployed to monitor the security arrangements through patrolling and control room, CCPO Lahore said.

Thirty-one polling stations have been declared very sensitive and 119 sensitive with over 2,000 policemen on active duty. The total number of voters in the NA-133 constituency is 440,485, including 233,585 male voters and 206,927 female voters.

Groom casts vote first

A groom along with his music band and friends also reached a polling station to cast vote during the NA-133 by-election.

Mudassar Hussain said he cast his vote to his favourite candidate PML-N’s Shaista Malik at polling station number 183.

He said the wedding is very important but casting vote is also his duty. “Our love for PML-N is selfless. I will also bring my bride to cast vote.”

Disabled casts vote

A disabled and sick man also came out of his house to cast vote in the by-election. 54-year-old Muhammad Zulfiqar reached Chandroy polling station to cast his vote in favour of the PPP candidate.

Zulfiqar cast his vote at Quad-i-Azad Academy for Education Development polling station. He said PPP is the only party that can take the country out of all these crises.

PTI voters 

A PTI voter of Chandroy Road along with his family reached a polling station to cast votes despite having knowledge that no ruling party candidate was in the race.

Shahbaz Ali said minus PTI this election is a drama being staged by the PDM leaders. Only Imran Khan can solve all these problems, he added.

Political outlines

After the PTI candidate exited the election race, there were 11 candidates left, including Pervez Malik's widow Shaista Pervez Malik and PPP's Aslam Gill.

The PPP actively campaigned for the NA-133 by-election in Lahore, which is considered a stronghold of the rival PML-N, in the hopes of reviving the party in Punjab. 

The PML-N has retained the seat thrice in the past with Pervez Malik winning it in 2018 with 89,699 votes, Waheed Alam Khan in 2013 with over 100,000 votes and Naseer Bhutta in 2008 with a margin of over 32,000 votes. 

ECP directives

The ECP has directed each presiding officer to get snapshots of the original form 45 along with forensic details showing time and location and hand it over to the returning officer.

The commission has also asked presiding officers to keep their location service on, take a picture of form 45 and WhatsApp it to returning officers by taking polling agents on board. 

In case of non-availability of internet, the presiding officer should personally hand over the original form 45.

The ECP has urged all presiding officers to save relevant details on their computers. Presiding officers will receive polling bags from the returning officer under the guard of police and Rangers.

Candidates have also been asked to ensure that no polling agent could leave the polling station without receiving from 45. Each presiding officer is bound to provide the signed copy of form 45 to relevant polling agents at the polling station.

Control rooms

The ECP said it has established a control room in the office of the Returning officer, which would continue working throughout the polling process until results are compiled. 

The ECP has also established separate control rooms at provincial and central levels to register and resolve complaints. The control room will work from 7 am in the morning till the compilation of results on polling day.