PML N won much-hyped Daska re-election
As per the unconfirmed and unofficial results of all 360 polling stations, PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar bagged 111,220 votes against PTI’s Ali Asjad Malhi, who managed to secure 92,019 votes.
Soon after the announcement, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz took to Twitter to celebrate the election victory, saying the people of Daska have won the war of “restoring the sanctity of vote”.
Earlier: Mainstream opposition party, the Pakistan Muslim League N is leading in the re-election in Daska. Unofficial results show, the PMLN is getting more votes than the ruling Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI).
PMLN candidate, Nosheen Iftikhar has bagged 72,866 votes whereas, PTI candidate, Ali Asjad Malhi has got more than 59,000 votes in the re-elections.
Polling began at 8am and continued uninterrupted till 5pm in the constituency, where a close contest was expected between the PTI and the PML-N.
After 5pm, only those voters who were inside the polling stations were allowed to cast their votes.
Other than the PML-N and the PTI, Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s (TLP) Khalil Sandhu is also in the run.
Rangers are on patrol duty, ensuring the transportation of election staff and material, while army troops have been stationed in Daska Stadium and will be available on call.
To make the conduct of the re-poll transparent, CCTV cameras have been installed at 47 sensitive polling stations, out of a total 360.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided that the presiding officers will sign the Form 45 (final results) inside the polling stations in the presence of polling agents of the respective candidates before they leave the premises, while no political figure will be allowed to meet the RO while receiving the election results.
The NA-75 seat fell vacant after the death of PML-N MNA Syed Iftikharul Hassan alias Zahry Shah in August 2020. The by-poll was delayed for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.