The compilation of polling results in the NA-120 by-elections is currently underway after voting ended on Sunday evening for the National Assembly seat which was left vacant by Nawaz Sharif’s ouster in the Panama case verdict.
According to the unverified and unofficial results being shared by DawnNews, a close contest is being observed between PTI’s candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid and PML-N’s Kulsoom Nawaz — with no one claiming a considerable lead as yet.
PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while talking to DawnNews, said that he was happy and satisfied with the polling process. “We’ve received encouraging reports from the field and from the results that have come in so far,” he said.
“Even if the end result comes against us, it will be considered a win for PTI since it is the PML-N’s home and we gave them a tough time in their home constituency,” Qureshi maintained. “PTI has not only fought well but is in the lead so far from a constituency where PML-N has always won.”