LAHORE: After the NA-120 by-poll on Sunday in which Kulsoom Nawaz prevailed over Dr Yasmin Rashid in a closely fought contest, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) remained the leading political party by winning 16 National Assembly (NA) and 27 provincial assembly (PA) seats in by-elections held during the last four years.
According to the data given by the Election Commission of Pakistan, PTI
secured the second position by grabbing 6 National Assembly and 9 provincial assembly seats while Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) got third position by winning 5 National Assembly and 12 provincial assembly seats during a period of May 2013 to August 2017.
Similarly, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) grabbed 3 National Assembly seats, Awami National Party (ANP) 1, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Party 1, JUI-F 1, while independent candidates achieved two seats of National Assembly.
In the provincial assembly competition, MQM grabbed 2 provincial assembly seats, ANP, JUI-F and the National Party achieved 1 seat each.
Major competition were seen in some of the constituencies including NA-1 Peshawar where Alhaj Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of ANP remained successful with 34,386, NA-19 Haripur where PML-N’s Babar Nawaz defeated PTI’s candidate Dr Raja Amir Zaman with a huge margin grabbing 137,227 votes, NA-48 Islamabad, where Asad Umar of PTI got success with 48,073 votes, NA-149 where Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar, an independent candidate (with the
support of PTI) remained successful, Muhammad Ali Rashid of MQM secured NA-254 with huge margin for MQM and NA- 154, where top leader of the PTI Jahangir Khan Tareen defeated PML-N’s Siddiq Baloch.
PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz retained her husband’s NA-120 Lahore seat by defeating PTI’s Dr Yasmeen Rashid in the by-election amid extraordinary competition.
Earlier, the most interesting battle of NA-122 went in favour
of PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq who with a small margin defeated PTI’s central leader Abdul Aleem Khan.