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December 2, 2016

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Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi wins PP-78 by-polls

Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi wins PP-78 by-polls

JHANG: According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi emerged successful on Thursday in by-polls at PP-78, reports Geo News. Voting ended at 5:00pm.

Overall the voting process remained peaceful.  The seat was left vacant after former PML-N parliamentarian Rashid Yaqoob was disqualified for concealing his assets. There are 206,562 registered voters in the constituency.

For the first time in the city’s history, a transgender also contested in the by-elections. Mohammad Arif aka Madam Bota competed against 25 other candidates. Tough contest took place between PML-N candidate Azad Nasir and independent candidate Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi.  Out of the 171 polling station in the area 17 had been declared sensitive.

 

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