PML-N claims victory on most NA, provincial seats in by-elections

PML-N claims victory on most NA, provincial seats in by-elections

Lahore (Web Desk): emerged victorious on most National and provincial assembly seats in the April 21 by-elections as per the unofficial results.

According to unofficial inconclusive results, the PML-N claimed at least two out of the five National Assembly seats, while also won 10 out of the 16 seats in the provincial assemblies.

Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-backed Sunni Ittehad Council, Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has won one seat each in the provincial assemblies.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated the newly elected members of the National Assembly and provincial legislatures in the by-elections.

In a statement, He said the victory of the newly elected members of the PML-N in the by-elections was a manifestation of the people's confidence in the party.

PM Shehbaz expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the people who had voted for the PML-N in the by-elections.

“We assure the people that they we will not leave any stone unturned in their service. We will try to fulfill their faith in us with full honesty and hard work,” he added.

The premier observed that along with the visible signs of economic improvement, the change in public opinion was also becoming noticeable.

“The success of the PML-N candidates is a public acknowledgment of the government's service in restoring the economy, reducing inflation, and improving foreign relations,” he added.

PM Shehbaz further said that with economic improvement and increase in relief for the people, public opinion would further change in the future.

He noted that forecasts of economic improvement by international financial institutions, news agencies and surveys also had a positive impact on public opinion.

The negative political behaviour of the opposition after February 8 this year – the day of the general elections -- had also left its supporters and the people confused and disappointed, apparently referring to the PTI.

The premier noted that losing and winning was part of the electoral process and it was a democratic attitude to adopt the path of political cooperation instead of hurling accusations.

“Flaws and objections in the electoral process can only be removed through mutual cooperation and political dialogue.”

On Sunday, the polling was held for 21 constituencies including five National Assembly seats, 12 Punjab Assembly seats, two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly seats, and two Balochistan Assembly seats.

The ECP stated that the re-polling in PB 50 Kalla Abdullah also held on Sunday.
the voting started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any interval.