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Punjab By-Elections 2022: PMLN ahead of PTI on 16 constituencies of Punjab in by-polls

PMLN ahead of PTI on 16 constituencies of Punjab in by-polls

Lahore, Pakistan: Seat-to-seat prediction of 20 by-elections that are to be held in Punjab tomorrow indicates that PMLN candidates backed multiparty alliance has an edge over PTI in 16 constituencies including four in Lahore alone.

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By-elections would be held on 20 seats of the provincial Assembly of Punjab on July 17, 2022, that stood vacant when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) de-seated PTI members of the Punjab Assembly who defected their party.

A constituency-wise overview of a seat-to-seat situation is hereunder:

 Constituency: PP-7 Rawalpindi

In the 2018 general elections, the total polled votes were 159,973 and the winner was Raja Sagheer Ahmed who contested the election as an Independent and later joined PTI. He bagged 44,363 votes while the runner-up was Raja Muhammad Ali who got 42,459. The margin of votes was just 2000 plus. Now, winner Raja Sagheer Ahmed is the PMLN candidate while PTI’s candidate is Lt. Col. Shabbir Awan.

Constituency: PP-83 Khushab

The total polled votes were 161,706 in the 2018 elections and the winner was Malik Ghulam Rasool Sangha who contested the election as an Independent candidate and later joined PTI. He got 69,036 while runner-up Muhammad Asif Malik bagged just 47,764. The margin was very high. Now PMLN has fielded Ameer Haider Sangha while PTI has pitched Hasan Aslam Awan who is the younger brother of Umer Aslam Awan.

Constituency: PP-90 Bhakkar

The total polled votes were 141,252 in the 2018 elections and winner Saeed Akbar Khan Niwani won as an Independent candidate and then joined PTI. He got 59,490 while the runner-up was Irfan Ullah Khan Niazi who bagged 45,026. PMLN has fielded Saeed Akbar Khan Niwani while PTI has given the ticket to runner-up Irfanullah Niazi of PMLN. He is a former general secretary of the PML-N Bhakkar. Niazi joined the PTI this month.

Constituency: PP-97 Faisalabad

The total polled votes were 127,419 in the 2018 elections Independent candidate Muhammad Ajmal Cheema got 42,405 and runner-up Ali Afzal Sahi bagged 37,973. Ajmal Cheema later joined PTI. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Muhammad Ajmal Cheema while PTI has given the ticket to Ali Afzal Sahi.

Constituency: PP-125 Jhang

The total polled votes were 125,885 in the 2018 elections and Independent candidate Faisal Hayat Jabboana won the election and then joined PTI. He got 51,050 while runner-up Azam Cheela got 38,699 votes. Now PMLN has fielded Faisal Hayat Jabboana and PTI has given the ticket to Mian Muhammad Azam Cheela.

Constituency: PP-127 Jhang

The total polled votes were 120,401 in the 2018 elections and Independent candidate Mehar Muhammad Aslam Bharwana won the election by bagging 27,535 he later joined PTI. Mehar Muhammad Nawaz was a runner-up who got 26,765. The margin was very thin. Now PMLN has granted a ticket to Mehar Muhammad Aslam Bharwana while PTI gave a ticket to Muhammad Nawaz Bharwana.

Constituency: PP-140 Sheikhupura

The total polled votes were 109,449 in the 2018 elections. PTI candidate Mian Khalid Mehmood won the election by bagging 32,965 votes. Runner-up Tayyab Rashid got 22,659 votes. Now PMLN’s candidate is Mian Khalid Mehmood and PTI has placed Khurram Virk.

Constituency: PP-158 Lahore

The total polled votes were 107,616 in the 2018 elections and PTI candidate Abdul Aleem Khan won by bagging 52,319 and the runner-up was Rana Ahsan Sharafat. Now Aleem Khan is supporting PMLN candidate Rana Assan Sharafat while PTI has placed Mian Akram Usman whose father Mian Usman had been winning elections in the past as Jamaat e Islami candidate. He is also a son-in-law of PTI’s Mian Mahmood-ur-Rashid.

Constituency: PP-167 Lahore

The total polled votes were 94,977 in the 2018 elections and PTI candidate Nazir Ahmad Chohan won the elections by bagging 40,680 votes and runner-up: Mian Muhammad Saleem got 38,444 votes. The margin was thin and election results were not accepted by PMLN. Now PMLN has fielded Nazir Ahmed Chohan while PTI’s candidate is Shabbir Gujjar. Gujjar is the brother of PTI’s ticket holder in 2018, Khalid Gujjar.

Constituency: PP-168 Lahore

The total polled votes were 37,028 in the 2018 elections and PTI candidate Malik Asad Ali Khokhar won this seat by bagging 17,571 while the runner-up was Rana Khalid Mahmood who got 16,870. The margin was very thin and PMLN workers did not accept the results. Now PMLN’s candidate is Malik Asad Ali Khokhar and PTI has placed Malik Nawaz Awan.

Constituency: PP-170 Lahore

The total polled votes were 54,748 in the 2018 elections. The winner was Muhammad Amin Zulqarnain of PTI who got 25,215 and runner-up Imran Javaid got 20,765. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Muhammad Amin Zulqarnain who is the brother of former PTI leader Awn Chaudhry. PTI has given the ticket to Zaheer Abbas Khokhar.

Constituency: PP-202 Sahiwal

The total polled votes were 115,293 in the 2018 elections and the winner was Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial of PTI who got 57,540 while runner-up Shahid Munir got 44,349 votes. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial and PTI’s candidate is Major (retired) Ghulam Sarwar.

Constituency: PP-217 Multan

The total polled votes were 95,916 in the 2018 elections. Independent candidate Muhammad Salman Naeem won the election by bagging 35,300 by defeating former Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi who could manage only 31,734. Naeem later joined PTI. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Muhammad Salman Naeem while PTI has given the ticket to a son of Shah Mahmood Qurashi— Zain Qureshi.

Constituency: PP-224 Lodhran

The total polled votes were 121,709 in the 2018 elections. Winner Zawar Hussain Warraich of PTI got 60,872 while runner-up Muhammad Amir Iqbal Shah got only 48,253 votes. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Zawar Hussain Warraich and the PTI candidate is Amir Iqbal Shah.

Constituency: PP-228 Lodhran

The total polled votes were 106,074 in the 2018 elections. Winner Nazir Ahmad Baloch of PTI got 43,256 and runner up Syed Muhammad Rafi Ud Din Bukhari got 39,869. Now PMLN’s candidate is Nazir Ahmed Baloch and PTI has given the ticket to Captain (retd) Javed Khan.

Constituency: PP-237 Bahawalnagar

The total polled votes were 121,927 in the 2018 elections. Independent candidate Fida Hussain won by getting 56,862 and runner-up Muhammad Tariq Usman bagged 47,763 votes. Fida later joined PTI. Now Fida Hussain is a PMLN candidate and PTI has fielded Aftab Mehmood. The constituency falls under NA-166, where PTI’s Muhammad Abdul Ghafar Wattoo is MNA.

Constituency: PP-272 Muzaffargarh

Zehra Basit Bukhari won as of PTI and got 24,019 votes in 2018 by-elections and runner-up Haroon Sultan got 17,072 votes. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Zehra Basit Bukhari. This is a very interesting constituency. There would be second by-elections in this seat. Zehra Bukhari won this seat in a by-election after his husband MNA Basit Sultan Bukhari vacated this seat. She defeated her son to bag this seat who contested the election as an Independent candidate. PTI has fielded Mozzam Khan Jatoi for by-elections 2022.

Constituency: PP-273 Muzaffargarh

The total polled votes were 109,274 in the 2018 elections and PTI’s Muhammad Sibtain Raza won elections by bagging 36,369 votes while the runner-up was Rasool Bakhsh Khan who got 24,572 votes. Now PMLN has placed Muhammad Sibtain Raza and PTI’s candidate is Yasir Khan Jatoi.

Constituency: PP-282 Layyah

The total polled votes were 109,109 in the 2018 elections and an Independent candidate Muhammad Tahir Randhawa won the election by bagging 37,774 votes and later joined PTI. Qaiser Abbas Khan Magsi was the runner-up and got 27,179 votes. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Muhammad Tahir Randhawa and PTI has given the ticket to Qaiser Abbas Magsi.

Constituency: PP-288 Dera Ghazi Khan

The total polled votes were 79,824 in the 2018 elections and the winner was Independent candidate Mohsin Atta Khan Khosa who later joined PTI. He got 39,490 and the runner-up was Sardar Muhammad Saifuddin Khan Khosa who got 30,164 votes. Now PMLN has given the ticket to Abdul Qadir Khosa and PTI has fielded Saif Khosa.

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