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PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Baksh Mahar victorious in Ghotki by-election

July 24, 2019
PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Baksh Mahar victorious in Ghotki by-election

The vote count in Ghotki’s NA-25 is complete and according to unofficial and unverified results, the PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Baksh Khan Mahar has won.

Sardar Mahar obtained 89,359 votes, according to unverified results from all 290 polling stations.

His opponent, another member of the Mahar family, Ahmed Ali Mahar has secured 70,848 votes and following behind closely is his uncle, Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Mahar.

Ahmed Ali is contesting independently. However, the PTI and Pir Pagara-led Grand Democratic Alliance are supporting him.

Related: Rebels corner Ghotki’s Mahar sardar, PPP, PTI eye NA-205 battle 

The National Assembly seat fell vacant after the death of federal minister for narcotics control Ali Mohammad Mahar on May 21 after a cardiac arrest.

The constituency

NA-205 is among the two National Assembly seats for Ghotki. The district also has four seats in the provincial assembly of Sindh.

According to the Election Commission, there are 339,699 registered voters in NA-205, of which 204,980 are men and 155,895 women.

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