Close contest as counting begins for PP-38 by polls
A close contest is likely between rival Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Muslim League-Nawaz candidates in Sialkot PP-38 by polls held Wednesday as results started pouring in from different polling stations, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
According to the initial information, PTI candidate Ahsan Saleem Baryar has taken initial lead over PML-N candidate Tariq Subhani.
As per initial unofficial results of 110 polling stations, PTI candidate was leading with 39,389 votes against the PML-N candidate who received 34,669 votes only and the difference of votes between Baryar and Subhani is 4720.
In the polling station-18 Aakiwali, PTI candidate Ashan Saleem Baryar bagged 295 votes against PML-N’s Tariq Subhani who received 198 votes only.
In the polling station-87 Badianwali, PML-N bagged 303 votes against PTI’s 370 votes only.
In the polling station-144 Tejur Tarokanah, PTI received 289 votes and PML-N got 137 votes only.
In the polling station of Government Girls Primary School Jajjay Ram Das, PTI obtained 339 votes and PML-N got 220 votes.
In the polling station of Charand area, PML-N bagged 957 votes and PTI’s received 262 votes only.
In the polling station-142 Dalowali, PTI received 382 votes and PML-N got 278 votes only.
As per the ECP schedule, the polling was stopped in the constituency at sharp 5pm after continuing in a smooth and peaceful atmosphere all day.
Soon after ending the polling time, the presiding officers of all the polling stations in PP-38 shut the doors and started the votes counting process in presence of the candidates’ agents to maintain transparency in the by-polls.
More details to follow…