LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz Sunday won NA-120 constituency by defeating Dr. Yasmeen Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a tough by-election contest in Lahore.
The unofficial result of all polling stations shows that Kulsoom Nawaz has obtained 61572 votes while Yasmin Rashid secured 48381 votes.
Initial/unofficial result of polling stations: 209
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 58,242
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 45,771
Lead of total votes: 12,471
Result of polling stations remaining: 11
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 57,717
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 45,237
Lead of total votes: 12,480
Result of polling stations: 95 %
Initial/unofficial result of polling stations: 149
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 41,500
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 23,592
Lead of total votes: 79,08
Result of polling stations remaining: 71
Initial/unofficial result of polling stations: 117
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 33,963
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 27,067
Lead of total votes: 62,66
Result of polling stations remaining: 103
Initial/unofficial result of polling stations: 96
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 27,626
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 22,502
Lead of total votes: 5,231
Result of polling stations remaining: 124
Initial result of polling stations: 78
Votes of Kulsoom Nawaz: 21,940
Votes of Yasmin Rashid: 18,503
Lead of total votes: 3,437
Result of polling stations remaining: 142
07:30pm: Unofficial result from 47 polling stations of NA-120 shows lead of PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz. She has secured 13,600 votes against 11,685 votes of PTI candidate Yasmin Rashid. There are 220 polling stations in the constituency.
06:40pm: Unofficial and unconfirmed results from NA-120 have started pouring in. According to the result of 16 polling stations, PML-N candidate Kulsoom Nawaz is leading with 4570 votes followed by 4415 votes of PTI candidate Yasmin Rashid.
06:00pm: Unofficial and unconfirmed results from NA-120 has started pouring in. According to the result of five polling stations, PTI’s Yasmin Rashid is leading with 2403 votes followed by 1568 votes of Kulsoom Nawaz.
05.00pm: As the time of voting ended, only those voters were allowed to cast their votes who were inside polling stations.
05.00pm: Voting time in NA-120 concluded at 5:00pm. The authorities will now kick off vote count after collecting results from different polling stations of the constituency. Unofficial and unconfirmed results will start pouring in while the official results will be announced later by the Election Commission.
03.50pm: GOC 10 Division Major General Amir visited polling stations and expressed his statisfaction over the arrangements for the by-election.
03.47pm: Election Commission of Pakistan has announced that voting process will end at 05.00pm sharp. "After 5 pm, only those who are inside the polling station premises will be allowed to cast their votes".
03.35pm: PTI and PML-N workers once again locked horns at Fatima Jinnah polling station.
Video: First vote of NA-120 by-election cast
03.09pm: Our polling agents were not allowed to enter but nothing major significant took place, Kaira said.
03.09pm: Qamar Zaman Kaira stated that they managed to make his workers pro-active. He added that the voter turnout will be higher as compared to previous by-elections.
03.08pm: PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that his party raised his voiced against pre-poll rigging but no one listened to them.
03.02pm: The election commission’s control room also stated that all minor complaints they received have been received.
03.02pm: Election Commission of Pakistan’s control room, in its statement, stated that the department has not received any complaints regarding rigging.
02.10pm: All media persons, possessing accreditation card of the Election Commission of Pakistan, are allowed to visit the polling stations, ISPR stated.
02.07pm: Workers of PML-N and PTI have exchanged blows at Fatima Jinnah polling station. Rangers reached the scene to control the situation.
02.05pm: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated that no media person is being stopped from entering the polling stations.
02.02pm: Shah Mehmood Qureshi added that government machinery was used for electioneering. He said that PTI will win the elections despite the problems it is facing.
02.02pm: Vice Chairman of PTI Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the National Identification Cards of Pakhtuns residing in the constituency have been blocked.
01.40pm: He added that election symbols of all 44 candidates are printed on the ballot papers.
01.40pm: The election commission’s representative stated that the ballot boxes got filled due to the large size of the ballot papers.
01.40pm: ECP further stated that a returning officer has dispatched more ballot boxes.
01.40pm: A spokesman of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has said that ballot boxes in several polling stations of the constituency got filled.
1.06pm: Soldiers of Pakistan Army reached Mozang Adda to control the law and order situation.
1.05pm: Situation became tense as workers of PTI and PML-N confronted locked horns at Mozang Adda.
12.38pm: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has said that the NA-120 by-election will decide the future of our nation and future generations.
NA 120 elec today will decide future course of our nation & our coming generations. Every voter must come out & vote #BallayPeThappa
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 17, 2017
12.12pm: A child was injured as a vehicle bearing the posters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ran over him.
Video: Vehicle with PML-N flags runs over boy
11.45: The election officials stopped a person from casting a fake vote in NA-120.
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11.45: A person was apprehended as he was allegedly trying to cast a fake vote.
11.40am: PTI leader Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has also expressed his satisfaction regarding the arrangements for the by-elections.
11.22am: Punjab’s Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that PML-N will emerge victorious in the by-election and the turnout will be low.
11.06am: Punjab Minister Khawaja Imran Nazir has also expressed his reservations over the voting process. He has also claimed that PML-N polling agents are not being allowed to stay in the stations.
10.54am: PPP candidate Faisal Mir claimed that his party's polling agents have been dragged out of the polling stations.
10.50am: Rashid called PML-N 'a product of rigging'.
10.50am: Dr. Yasmin Rashid hoped that people have come out to vote in the by-election.
10.35am: Victory in NA-120 by-elections will be a gift to Maryam Nawaz, Bilal Yaseen said.
10.35am: Punjab Food Minister Bilal Yaseen cast his vote.
10.33am: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has accused the concerned authorities of dragging out its polling agents from the polling stations. The party has claimed that their agents are not being allowed to sit-in Union Councils No 48, 49 and 56. Raja Khurram Advocate has submitted the complaint in the office of Election Commission of Pakistan.
10.18am: Faisal Mir also said that the election commission did everything it could for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
10.18am: PPP candidate Faisal Mir claimed that Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have joined forces.
09.50am: Chief polling agent of PML-N hoped that his party will get more votes than it did in 2013 general elections. He added that his party will defeat PTI by a wide margin.
09.47am: PPP candidate Faisal Mir has accused PML-N of rigging the elections.
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09.40am: Punjab's Food Minister Bilal Yaseen, while touring polling stations, confronted police officers over allegedly stopping voters to cast their votes.
09.36am: The voting process at livestock polling station has not started even after a delay of 1.5 hours.
09.23am: Kulsoom Nawaz's vote is registered in NA-119 while Yasmin Rashid's vote is registered in NA-128. Faisal Mir's vote is also not registered in NA-120.
09.23am: The votes of the candidates, contesting the elections from mainstream parties, are not registered in NA-120 constituency.
09.22am: 'It is a very important day as history will be made today,' Rashid said.
09.22am: Rashid also said that she is satisfied with the security arrangements for the by-elections.
09.22am: Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that her party's camp is extremely active today.
08.51am: The voting process in Government Degree College Kasurpura started after a delay of 40 minutes.
08.49am: Only Dr. Yasmin Rashid's vehicle was allowed to reach Kopar polling station.
08.47am: No voter has reached to cast his vote in Ravi Town polling station 54.
08.43am: Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said that government resources are being used against them in the ongoing by-election.
08.43am: PTI leader Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that his party will emerge victorious in the by-elections despite reservations.
08.13am: The election commission has not allowed voters to take pictures of the elections.
08.13am: ECP, in its instructions to presiding officers, has directed the authorities to allow old-age citizens and pregnant to cast their votes without standing in a queue.
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08.10am: The PTI candidate said that the workers of PML-N believe on the politics of hooliganism.
08.10am: 'The people get nervous after brawls are reported during the elections,' Dr. Yasmin Rashid said.
08.10am: Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that no brawl should take place between the voting process.
08.10am: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Yasmin Rashid said that this is an election rather than a war.
08.09am: PTI candidate for the NA-120 by-elections Dr. Yasmin Rashid said that she will tour the polling stations to supervise the arrangements.
08.05: The first vote was cast in Sanda polling station.
The voting for the high octane NA-120 held on Sunday. Amid sporadic incidents of clashes, the voting process in the Lahore constituency began at 08:00am and continued till 05.00pm without any interval.
A total of 42 candidates including 32 independent and 12 from different political parties are contesting in NA-120 by-election.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) fielded Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Dr Yasmin Rashid, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Faisal Mir, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ziauddin Ansaari, and Milli Muslim League (MML) Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh.
To ensure smooth and peaceful polling process, strict security measures are in place inside and outside the polling stations and fifteen hundred Army personnel will also remain vigilant till the results are announced.
There are a total of 321,786 registered voters in the constituency with 179,642 male and 142,144 female.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has set up 220 polling stations including 103 for male, 98 for female and 19 combined, where a total of 573 polling booths (312 for male and 261 for female) have been set up.
Under a pilot project, one hundred biometric verification machines are being used on trial basis in 39 polling stations of the constituency. - Samaa
Story first published: 17th September 2017