PTI beats PML-N in repolling for Gujranwala provincial seat

Nasir Cheema has emerged victorious in the final tally of entire constituency securing a total of 27,529 votes at 119 polling stations, while Ashraf Warraich got 26,216 votes.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Tue 23 Jun 2015, 11:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:59 PM

Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has lost provincial assembly seat to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) in repolling held in Gujranwala on Sunday.

According to unofficial results announced after the counting, Nasir Cheema of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) won the PP-97 Gujranwala seat defeating Ashraf Waraich of the PML-N.

Nasir Cheema got 10,405 votes, while Ashraf Warraich secured 9,966 votes at the close of repolling in 33 polling stations. An election tribunal had ordered the partial repolling after finding conclusive evidence of rigging.

Waraich had earlier been declared elected in the May 2013 polls.

As a result Nasir Cheema has emerged victorious in the final tally of entire constituency securing a total of 27,529 votes at 119 polling stations, while Ashraf Warraich got 26,216 votes.

Meanwhile, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said that the system is not in jeopardy, rather Asif Ali Zardari is in danger. Imran, who flew to London on a three-day private visit on Sunday, was talking to the media at the Heathrow airport, reported a private TV channel. He said that everybody knew what was going on in Sindh. He said that property worth tens of billions had been purchased by Pakistanis in Dubai in the last two months alone.

Imran said it was the result of mutual connivance (Muk Maka) between the PML-N and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

During his visit to the UK, Imran will meet his children and also attend fund-raisers arranged by the Pakistani community for the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Peshawar. PTI spokesperson Naeemul Haq said that Imran would stay with his sons during the UK visit.

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