PESHAWAR  -  Out of total nine constituencies of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is leading on seven seats followed by ANP on two seats while JUI-F dominated PTI on NA-35 vacated by Prime Minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

As per unofficial and incomplete results, in PK-03 Swat, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Sardar Khan won with 16,824 votes against PTI candidate Sajid Ali who secured 15,911 votes. In PK-44 Swabi, Aqibullah Khan of PTI was leading with 15,623 votes against his rival Ghulam Hussain of ANP, who is chasing his rival with 12,084 votes.

Similarly, on PK-99, PTI candidate Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur was leading with 30,030 votes against his independent rival who followed him with 22,857 votes. On PK-53, Abdul Salam of PTI won with 19,377 votes against his rival Ahmad Bahadar Khan who grabbed 19,318 votes.

On PK-61 Nowshera, PTI candidate Ibrahim Khattak was leading with 12,876 votes against his rival of ANP Noor Alam Khan, who was chasing him with 7,669 votes. On PK-64 Nowshera, PTI’s liaqat Khan won with 21,461 votes against his rival Shahid of Awami National Party with 8,455.

On PK-97, Faisal Amin won his seat by securing 18,170 votes against PPP’s candidate Farhan who got 7,609 votes. Similarly, on PK-07 Swat, Fazl Maula of PTI secured 11,67O votes against his rival Waqar Ahmad Khan who secured 10,362 votes till filing this report.

On NA-35, MMA's Zahid Akram was leading with 51,144 followed by PTI's Naseem Ali Shah with 32,033, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results.

The turnout remained low in bye-elections as compared to the July 25 general elections, however; the election was held in relatively peaceful environment in 9 constituencies of KP Assembly and one constituency of National Assembly, NA-35 Bannu.

A total of 57 candidates contested the Sunday’s by-polls, according to the ECP. A total of 2,029,963 voters were registered, including 878,474 female voters. The ECP had set up 1,555 polling stations with 5,007 polling booths. The ECP declared 544 polling stations as sensitive.

There were reports that women participation was extremely low in the election at various constituencies of KP, however; complaints were being registered to look after the matter at the end of the polling.

District Returning Officer in Nowshera told media that the issue of women not being allowed to vote was resolved. Officials of district administration and the Election Commission of Pakistan held a jirga with local elders who gave the assurance that women would cast their votes.

“The elders assured that after Zuhr prayers, women will go to polling stations to vote”, said the DRO. Asked who stopped the women from casting votes, the DRO said that it was tradition in the area. “In the 2013 and 2018 general elections, women did not vote either,” he said.



PTI dominates KP but loses

NA-35 to JUI-F