ISLAMABAD: PML-N candidate Malik Omar Farooq won the the by-election of Punjab Assembly’s constituency, PP-7, Taxila, on Monday, unofficial results show.
According to unofficial results obtained from all 167 polling stations contested in Taxila, Malik Omar has bagged 46, 800 votes against PTI’s Ammar Siddique, who managed to secure 39, 650 votes and stood second.
The PPP came third in the election race.
The Punjab Assembly’s seat had fallen vacant after the death of Muhammad Siddique Khan, a member of Punjab Assembly of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
In general elections of 2013, Siddique Khan had defeated Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan by a thin margin.
Shahbaz congratulates Farooq
In a press statement, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Monday congratulated Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Malik Muhammad Umar Farooq on his glorious victory in by-election in PP-7 Taxila and said that it reflected confidence of the people in PML-N leadership and its policies.
He said people of Taxila had voted for hard work, honesty and transparency and rejected sit-in and protest politics.
He said people had again proved that they only wanted progress and prosperity and those who had lost this seat, earlier won by them, should reconsider their attitude.
Shehbaz Sharif said such elements should give up politics of anarchy and support the government’s efforts for the progress of the country. – SAMAA