KHANEWAL: Taking a lead of more than 14,000 votes over ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Naureen Nishat Daha, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Rana Mohammad Saleem won the PP-206 Khanewal by-election on Thursday, according to unofficial results.
The interesting thing about this election is that Rana Muhammad Saleem, who lost the election on the ticket of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2018, defeated his own old party PTI on the ticket of PML-N in the by-election of 2021.
The husband of current PTI candidate Noorin Nishat Daha was a PML-N candidate in 2018 and won the election. The seat was vacated due to the death of Nishat Daha.
After winning the election, the PML-N workers danced on the drum beats and celebrated. The PML-N workers also distributed sweets to celebrate the victory.
Polling for the by-poll ended at the scheduled time of 5:00 PM and vote count is still underway.
However, according to unofficial and unverified initial results, PML-N’s Rana Muhammad Saleem is leading with 47,214 votes. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Naureen Nishat is currently at second position with 33,402 votes.