Election 2024: independent candidates dominate as unofficial results pouring in
LAHORE: (Suno News) Independent candidates dominate as unofficial results of the General Election 2024 are still pouring in.
Polling for the elections continued uninterrupted till 5 pm on Thursday, and citizens voted for the candidates of their choice. Elections were conducted in a relatively peaceful environment as no major incident of violence or terrorism was reported across the country during the polling process.
The election commission staff reached the polling stations in the morning. Preparations for the polling were complete, security was tight, and CCTV cameras were installed at polling stations.
Around 128,500,000 registered voters exercised their right to vote. 17,908 candidates contested for the 855 national and provincial assembly seats. Suno News has so far received unofficial results of the following constituencies:
PPP’s Jam Khan Shoro leads with 12,368 followed by GDA’s Ayaz Latif Palijo with 2,692.
Independent candidate Jam Mahtab Dahar has won the seat with 57,001 votes.
PPP’s Ali Nawaz Khan Mehar leads with 39,092 against JUI’s Ghulam Abbas Chachar 1,1948.
PPP’s Jam Ikramullah is ahead with 16,584 against JUI-F’s 10,659.
PPP’s Sheraz Shaukat leads with 27,574 while GDA’s Rafique Bhabin trails behind with 10656 votes.
PPP’s candidate Syed Hassan Ali Shah leads with 141 against Independent candidate Gul Hassan Mashowri with 47 votes.
PPP’s Bahadur Khan Daihiri is ahead 22,098, followed by GDA’s 3,583.
PPP’s Jam Khan Shoro leads by getting 12,368 votes against GDA’s Ayaz Latif Palijo with 2,692.
PPP’s Riaz Shah Sherazi has won the seat by securing 75,823 votes and his rival independent candidate Syed Amjad Shah only secured 3618 votes.
PPP’s Syed Murad Ali Shah 66,100 won the seat against GDA’s Roshan Ali who only bagged 6,150 votes.
PPP’s Abdul Aziz Junejo won with 35,549 votes while his rival from GDA Karim Jatoi only secured 24,946 votes.
PPP’s Mujibul Haq leads with 14013 votes against GDA’s Aashiq Ali who got 1,656.
Saeed Ghani of PPP leads with 520 against GDA candidate with 368 votes.
SM Naqvi of PPP is ahead with 1270 votes followed by the independent candidate with 977 votes.
PS-17 Qambar Shahdadkot:
Nawabzada Burhan Chandeo has won the seat by getting 45540 votes.
Following the results of all the polling stations, independent candidate Hameedur Rehman has won the seat by getting 22912 votes while another independent candidate Khalid Khan trails by getting 13485 votes.
Abbas Afridi of PML-N won the seat with 52680 votes followed by independent candidate Shahryar Afridi who got 23186 votes.
Independent candidate Rangaiz Ahmed grabbed victory by getting 36052 votes followed by Ghafoor Khan of JUI-F with 15380 votes.
After a total of 185 polling stations’ results, Independent candidate Rai Murtaza Iqbal won with 62468 votes while the runner-up is Chaudhry Hanif Jat of PML-N getting 47231 votes.
From 169 polling stations, PPP’s Syed Murad Ali Shah leads by getting 67513 votes, followed by Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate Roshan Ali Barro who got 7000 votes.
Independent candidate Anika Mehdi Hasan Bhatti is ahead with 31317 votes, and Saira Afzal Tarar of PML-N is in second position with 27200 votes.
From 62 polling stations, Sadiq Khan Baloch of PML-N is ahead with 22444 votes leaving behind Jahangir Tareen of IPP who has got 9146 votes so far.
Independent candidate Imran Akram from PP 195 is leading with 12539 votes, PML-N’s Kashif Ali Chishti Chishti is in second position with 7864 votes and another independent candidate Salman Safdar is in third position with 4510 votes.
Mir Naseebullah of PPP is leading with 4551 votes, independent candidate Nawabzada Ghazain Marri is in second position with 2710 votes while Nawab Changaiz of PML-N is in the third position with 22 votes.
Independent candidate Shehryar Riaz is ahead with 3320 votes while PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi is second with 2522 votes.
PML-N candidate Chaudhry Naeem Ijaz is in the lead with 2940 votes while Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is in second position with 1715 votes, and independent candidate Chaudhry Ameer Afzal is in third position with 1473 votes.
Independent candidate Umar Aslam Awan is leading so far with 18711 votes while PML-N’s Shakir Bashir Awan is in second position with 16440 votes.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Abbas Afridi is leading with 680 votes while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) candidate Gohar Saifullah is behind him with 210 votes. Independent candidate Shehryar Afridi, backed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is third in the race with 160 votes.
PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz is leading with 987 votes while PTI-backed independent candidate Aliya Hamza Malik is behind him with 451 votes.
PTI-backed independent candidate Salman Akram Raja is leading with 756 votes while Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) candidate Aun Chaudhary is second in the race with 613 votes.
NA-246 Karachi West-I:
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) candidate Aminul Haque is leading with 189 votes, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) candidate Hafiz Naeemur Rehman is second with 110 votes while independent candidate Malik Arif Awan is third with 86 votes.
NA-236 Karachi East:
Independent candidate Alamgir Khan is leading with 356 votes, JI’s Usama Razi is behind him with 289 votes while Muzamil Qureshi of PPP Parliamentarians is third in the race with 96 votes.
PPP’s Jam Abdul Kareem is leading with 195 votes, PML-N’s Qadir Bakhsh is second with 105 votes, and independent candidate Wali Muhammad is third in the race with 89 votes.
NA-247 Karachi Central:
MQM’s Khawaja Izharul Hasan is leading with 237 votes, PPP’s Sheikh Muaz Feroze is second with 190 votes, and JI’s Munim Zafar is third in the race with 145 votes.
Independent candidate Ali Sarfaraz leads with 530 votes while PML-N candidate Haji Akram Ansari is behind him with 351 votes.
Independent candidate Faheem Khan is first with 135 votes, Moin Pirzada of MQM is second with 96 votes while the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) candidate is third in the race with 55 votes.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) candidate Chaudhry Salik Hussain is leading with 252 votes while independent candidate Qaisara Elahi is second with 205 votes.
Independent candidate Pir Zahoor Hussain Qureshi is leading with 205 votes, and PML-N candidate Pir Aslam Boudla is second with 140 votes,.
NA-172 Rahim Yar Khan:
Independent candidate Javed Iqbal from the polling station Government Boys High School Gulshan Iqbal is leading with 340 votes while PML-N’s Mian Imtiaz Ahmed is second with 290 votes.
PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif is leading with 456 votes while Yasmin Rashid is second with 212 votes.
Independent candidate Malik Amir Dogar is leading with 149 votes, while Jahangir Tareen of IPP is second with 96 votes.
PML-N’s Iqbal Malik is leading with 286 votes, and independent candidate Samiullah Chaudhry is second with 257 votes.
Independent candidate Salimur Rehman is leading with 103 votes, Wajid Ali of PML-N is second with 68 votes and Sher Baz Khan of ANP is in third place with 55 votes.
PPP’s Amjad Afridi is leading with 430 votes, and independent candidate Aftab Alam is second in the race with 260 votes.
PPP candidate Sher Mughiri is leading with 518 votes while independent candidate Abdul Razzaq is behind him with 30 votes.
PPP’s Sardar Bakhsh Khan Mahar is leading with 893 votes while JUI’s Maulana Ishaq Leghari is behind him with 11 votes.
MQM’s Mustafa Kamal leads with 189 votes, PPPP’s Qadir Mandukhel is second with 110 votes while TLP’s Muhammad Sajid is at third place with 63 votes.
PML-N’s Arif Mehmood Gul is leading with 638 votes while independent candidate Farooq Arshad is second with 471 votes.
NA-7 Lower Dir:
Independent candidate Mehboob Shah is ahead with 257 votes, JI’s Maulana Ismail is second with 166 votes and Zahid Khan of ANP is third with 66 votes.
Independent candidate Latif Khosa is first with 567 votes while PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique is second with 345 votes.
PPP’s Ali Mazari is leading with 650 votes while JUI’s Shah Zain is second with 116 votes.
JUI’s Shafiq Khoso is leading with 560 votes, and PPP’s Sohrab is second with 55 votes.
PML-N’s Noor Muhammad Domar is first with 229 votes while JUI-F’s Khalil Muhammad Domar is second with 130 votes.
Candidate Rajab Ali Abbasi is ahead with 11 votes while PML-N candidate Sardar Khalid is second with 4 votes.
PPP’s Ali Mazari is ahead with 650 votes, and JUI’s Shah Zain is second with 116 votes.
Independent candidate Mian Soomro is leading with 504 votes while PPP’s Ejaz Jakhrani is second with 8 votes.
Independent candidate Mumtaz Jakharani is ahead with 318 votes, PPP candidate Aurangzeb Pahwar is second with 17 votes.
JUI’s Shafiq Khoso is leading with 560 votes while PPP’s Sohrab Sarki is second with 55 votes.
NA-172 Rahim Yar Khan:
PML-N’s Mian Imtiaz Ahmed leading with 13,000 votes, PTI-supported candidate Javed Waraich is second with 5,071 votes and PPP’s Zafar Waraich is in the third position with 3213 votes.
JUI-F’s Engineer Mir Muhammad Usman is ahead with 236 votes, while BNP’s Mir Muhammad Hashim is second with 71 votes.
NA-207 Shaheed Benazirabad:
PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari is ahead with 92 votes, and independent candidate Sher Muhammad Rand is second with 23 votes.
Independent candidate Asif Khan is ahead with 350 votes, ANP’s Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilor is second with 43 votes.
PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Meher is ahead with 893 votes, and JUI’s Maulana Ishaq Laghari is second with 11 votes.
PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz is first with 318 votes, and independent candidate Shehzad Farooq is second with 256 votes.
Sher Mughiri of the People’s Party is leading with 518 votes while independent candidate Abdul Razzaq is second with 30 votes.
PML-N’s Sajid Mehdi is ahead with 322 votes, while independent candidate Bilal Akbar Bhatti is second with 234 votes.
PML-N’s Syed Imran Shah is ahead with 787 votes, and independent candidate Amir Shehzad Tahir is second with 657 votes.
Independent candidate Khudadad is leading with 220 votes, while Zulfiqar Bhatti of PML-N is second with 95 votes.
PML-N’s Liaquat Ali Khan is ahead with 239 votes, Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi of PPP is second with 158 votes while independent candidate Shafqat Abbas is third with 127 votes.
NA-211 Mirpur Khas:
Independent candidate Ali Nawaz Shah is leading with 265 votes while the PPP candidate is second with 105 votes.
PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto is leading with 433 votes while JUI-F’s Rashid Soomro is second with 105 votes.
Internet Service Disrupted Amid Polling On Election Day
The internet service faced disruptions despite an assurance by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the internet would be available to users on Election Day.
Earlier, the PTA assured that the government would not shut down the internet on Election Day. “The internet facility will be available to users on Election Day. The internet will work without any disruption,” it had said.
Internet, Mobile Services Suspended Temporarily: Interior Ministry
The interior ministry said in a statement that it had been decided to temporarily suspend the internet and mobile phone services across the country given the recent terrorist attacks that claimed many lives.
“As a result of the recent incidents of terrorism in the country which claimed the precious lives of many, security measures are indispensable to maintain law and order and deal with possible threats,” it had said.
Who’ll Be Responsible If Terrorism Occurs Due To Open Mobile Service: CEC
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja said in a statement that there were incidents of terrorism in Balochistan the previous day, adding it was hoped that the election process would be completed safely.
Upon his arrival at the election commission office, he said: “It is the job of the interior ministry and other agencies to review the security situation.”
He added: “The ECP will not give any instructions to the interior ministry regarding the internet service. Who will be responsible if we open the mobile phone service somewhere and a terrorist incident happens?”
It is to be noted here that the 8300 service of the election commission also stopped working due to the suspension of the cell phone service.
The election commission’s monitoring system and complaints cell were also affected due to the disruption of the cell phone service.
Suspension Of Mobile Service Is Start Of Rigging, Alleges Khokhar
Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, an independent candidate from the National Assembly constituencies NA-47 and NA-48, alleged that the suspension of the mobile phone service across the country was the start of rigging.
In his statement on social media platform X, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that suspending the contact of candidates with their agents and election machinery was totally unfair.
“Police brutality has also been there for some time. By the time the news comes from somewhere, it will be too late. Elections with bullying and rigging are not acceptable,” he stated.
Bilawal Demands Immediate Restoration of Mobile Phone Service
Former foreign minister and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari demanded the restoration of mobile phone service across the country. “The mobile phone service should be restored immediately in the country,” he said.
In a statement on social media platform X, Bilawal said that the party had been directed to approach the election commission and the courts to get the mobile phone service restored.