LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Candidate Malik Asad Khokhar won the by-election held on Thursday in the Punjab Assembly Constituency PP-168 Lahore-XXV.
Asad Khokhar secured 17,570 votes whereas his main rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Candidate Rana Khalid Qadri bagged 16,892 votes.
A total of 11 Candidates were vying in the by-election which took place after the seat was vacated by the PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique.
Saad Rafique won the by-election in NA-131 Lahore-XI on October 12, 2018 by beating PTI’s Humayun Akhtar Khan and after that he left the aforesaid provincial assembly seat which he had won on general elections 2018.
The polling for the by-election continued till 05:00 pm today without any break.
In the Constituency, a total of 126,912 voters were registered to use their right of franchise.
تختِ لاہور کا ایک بار پھر دھڑن تختہ۔
ضمنی انتخاب PP 168 لاہور, تحریکِ انصاف کے امیدوار ملک اسد علی کھوکھر کامیاب۔
تمام جماعت، کارکنان اور وسطی پنجاب کےصدر عمر ڈار کو انتہائی کامیابی سے عمران خان کا پیغام ووٹرز تک پہنچانے پر مبارکباد پیش کرتا ہوں۔
تحریکِ انصاف زندہ باد!
— Usman Dar (@UdarOfficial) December 13, 2018
All praises to Almighty, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Congratulations to PTI candidate in #PP168 Lahore, Malik Asad and PTI workers for success in by-polls held today. His victory reieterates people’s trust & belief in Prime Minister and PTI-led governments in Punjab and centre.
— Arshad Dad (@ArshadDadPTI) December 13, 2018
Earlier, the Election Campaign for the by-election in PP-168 came to an end with effect from the midnight falling between December 11 and 12, 2018.