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Thursday, February 22, 2024  
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Independent candidates take lion’s share as ECP issues results for 264 NA constituencies

PML-N and PPP emerge as the top two political parties in the National Assembly

The Election Commission of Pakistan issued on Saturday provisional results for all the National Assembly constituencies. It released results of 264 NA seats out of the total 266 as the election on NA-8 was postponed while it withheld the result for NA-88. The data shows a tough contest between independent candidates and two major political parties, PMLN and PPP, for the National Assembly seats.

The latest tally by the ECP shows that independent candidates have won at least 101 seats while PMLN is trailing closely behind with 75 seats and PPP with 54 seats. The gap between the number of independent candidates and the seat won by two major political parties narrowed down on Sunday morning after more results poured in.

MQM-P has won at least 17 National Assembly seats mainly from Karachi but also other cities in Sindh. The party has claimed victory on 18 seats and its numbers finally grew as the vote count advanced.

Fazlur Rehman’s JUI won four seats and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussian-led PMLQ won at least three seats, according to the ECP.

Jahangir Tareen’s IPP and Akhtar Mengal’s BNP won two seats each. Moreover, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan, Balochistan Awami Party, Pashtoonkhwa National Awami Party Pakistan, National Party, Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, and Pakistan Muslim League-Z won one seat each.

However, the Grand Democratic Alliance, Awami National Party, and Jamaat-e-Islami have failed to win a single seat in the national legislature.

The ECP processed results slowly on Thursday night and the first half of the day on Friday. It eventually concluded on Sunday, two days after the elections.

It announced the result for NA-130 after 9pm where Nawaz Sharif battled PTI-backed candidate Yasmin Rashid. Sharif bagged 179,310 votes against Rashid’s 104,485 votes.

Nawaz Sharif lost NA-15 Mansehra to a PTI-backed candidate.

The final vote count changed some of the results. For example, PTI-backed Khurrum Sher Zaman was leading the race in Karachi’s NA-241 but eventually lost to PPP’s Ikhtiar Baig. Farooq Sattar from the same constituency could secure only 494 votes, according to Form-17 issued by ECP.

On Sunday, the ECP withheld the result of NA-15 where Sharif lost to Shazada Gashtasat Khan. But the commission has so far not updated it on its website for results.

Nawaz Sharif wins election from NA-130

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif emerged victorious from NA-130 in Lahore after getting 171,024 votes, according to the unofficial results received by Aaj News.

He was up against PTI-backed independent candidate Yasmin Rashid who got 115,043 votes.

Shehbaz Sharif wins NA-123 seat in Lahore

The provisional results on the ECP website showed that PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif won the election from NA-123 in Lahore where he bagged 63,953 votes.

His opponent Afzaal Azeem received 48,486 votes while Jamaat-e-Islami’s Liaquat Baloch got 3,207 votes.

Pervaiz Elahi’s wife loses election

Moreover, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Saalik Hussain won the election from NA-64 in Gujrat after getting 105,205 votes against independent candidate Qaisra Elahi, the wife of former Punjab chief minister Pervaiz Elahi.

He won by a margin of more than 20,000 votes against an opponent who belongs to the same political family.

Anjum Aqeel wins NA-46 seat

PML-N candidate Anjum Aqeel Khan won the election from NA-46 after getting 81,958 votes while independent candidate Aamir Masood was the runner-up with 44,317 votes.

Abrar Ahmed wins NA-55 seat

The provisional results by the ECP showed that PML-N’s Abrar Ahmed won the election from NA-55 Rawalpindi with 78,542 votes. Independent candidate Raja Basharat was second in the race with 67,101 votes.

Ayaz Amir lost to PML-N candidate

PML-N candidate Tahir Iqbal won the election from NA 58 Chakwal with 115,974 votes. The runner-up was Ayaz Amir with 102,537 votes.

PML-N’s Ghulam Abbas wins seat from NA-59

PML-N leader Ghulam Abbas won the NA-59 seat in Chakwal with 141,680 votes while independent candidate Ruman Ahmed was the runner-up with 129,716 votes.

PML-N leader Amir Muqam lost election

Amjad Ali Khan, an independent candidate, won the NA-2 sear in Swat-1 with 88,938 votes. The PM;-N leader Amir Muqam was the runner-up with 37,764 votes.

Asad Qaiser wins NA-19 seat from Swabi

PTI-backed independent candidate Asad Qaiser won election from NA-19 in Swabi with 115,635 votes. JUI-P leader Fazal Ali was the runner up with 45,567 votes.

Shandana Gulzar wins NA-30 seat from Peshawar

PTI backed independent candidate Shandana Gulzar won the NA-30 seat in Peshawar with 78,971 votes.

Atif Khan wins NA-22 seat from Mardan

Independent candidate Muhammad Atif won the NA-22 seat from Mardan with 114,748 votes. ANP leader Ameer Haider Azam Khan was the runner up with 66,159 votes.

Waseem Qadir wins NA-121 seat from Lahore

Independent candidate Waseem Qadir won the NA-121 seat in Lahore. Ruhail Asghar of PML-N was the runner up with 70,597.

Aimal Wali fails to win NA-25 seat

Independent candidate Fazal Muhammad Khan won the NA-25 seat in Charsadda, defeating ANP’s Aimal Wali Khan. Fazal got 100,713 votes against Aimal who got 67,876 votes.

Anwar Taj wins NA-24 seat

Independent candidate Anwar Taj won the NA-24 seat in Charsadda with 89,801 votes. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan candidate Gohar Ali was the runner-up with 48,545 votes.

Ali Muhammad Khan wins NA-23 seat

Independent candidate Ali Muhammad won the NA 23 seat in Mardan with 12,175 votes while ANP leader Ahmed Khan was the runner up with 33,910 votes.

Barrister Gohar wins NA-10 seat in Buner

Barrister Gohar Ali Khan won the NA-10 seat in Buner with 110,023 votes. ANP’s Abdur Rauf was the runner-up with 30,302 votes.

Jadoon wins NA-17 seat from Abbottabad

Independent candidate Ali Khan Jadoon won the NA-17 seat in Abbottabad with 97,177 votes. PML-N’s Mohabbat Khan was the runner-up with 44,522 votes.

Saleem Rehman wins NA-3 seat in Swat

Independent candidate Saleem Rehman won the NA-3 seat in Swat with 81,411 votes. Wajid Ali Khan of PML-N was the runner up with 27, 861 votes

PPPP’s Gohar Khan Mehr wins NA-199 seat

PPPP candidate Ali Gohar Khan Meher won the NA-199 seat in Ghotki with 154,832 votes. JUI-P leader Abdul Qayyum was in the second place with 40,204 votes.

PPPP’s Zaman wins NA-216 seat from Matiari

PPPP leader Jameeluz Zaman won the NA-216 seat in Matiari with 124,536 votes. PML-N’s Bashir Ahmed was the runner with 80,439 votes

PPPP leader wins NA-195 seat

PPPP leader Nazir Ahmed Baghio won the NA-195 seat in Larkana with 133,830 votes. GDA candidate was the runner up with 48,893 votes.

PPPP leader Sadiq Ali Memon wins NA-225 seat in Thatta

PPPP leader Sadiq Ali Memon won the NA-225 seat in Thatta with 140,773 votes. PML-N candidate Rasool Bakhsh Jakhro was in second place with 28,899 votes.

KP Assembly

Independent candidate Samiullah Khan wins PK-76 seat

Independent candidate Samiullah Khan won the PK-76 seat with 18,888 votes. The voter turnout in the constituency was 37 per cent, according to the ECP.

Fazal Hakeem wins PK-6 seat

Fazal Hakeem Khan won the PK-6 seat in Swat with 25,330 votes.

Ali Shah wins PK-4 seat

Independent candidate Ali Shah won the PK-4 in Swat with 30,022 votes. PML-N leader Sardar Khan was the runner-up with 12,514 votes.

Hameedur Rehman wins PK-19 seat

Independent candidate Hameedur Rahman won the PK-19 seat in Bajaur with 23,044 votes. Another independent candidate Khalid Khan was in second place with 13,571 votes

Balochistan Assembly

JUI-P wins PB-34 seat

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Pakistan candidate Mir Ghulam Dastgir Badeni won the PB-34 seat with 16,771. BNP’s Muhammad Rahim was in second place with 15,014 votes.

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