PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has accused PML-N of carrying out rigging in the election at PP-111 constituency in Gujrat.
According to unofficial results, Haji Imran Zarfar of PML-N won by a narrow margin after getting 25020 votes against Imran Masood of PML-Q, who stood second with 22466 votes. The difference in votes is only 2554.
The former Chief Minister Punjab said they have informed Election Commission Of Pakistan (ECP) about efforts made for rigging the Gujrat by-election. Talking to journalists outside a polling station during polling in PP-111, Chauhdry Pervez Elahi said, “one cannot understand why Provincial administration and MPAs are focusing too much on the by-election in Gujrat. They are using government machinery and hefty efforts are being made for rigging the election, however, we would not let them get away with this,”.
Elahi claimed workers of PML-N monitored PML-Q’s female supporters while they cast their votes and police also entered into some polling stations.
The voting for PP-111 commenced at 8am and continued till 5pm without any major disruption. On the whole, the polling process remained peaceful as no major untoward incident took place.
At least 56 of 112 polling stations in Gujrat constituency PP-111 were declared highly sensitive ahead of the poll. Over 2000 security personnel were deployed to maintain peace at the polling stations.

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The seat fell vacant after an MPA of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Haji Nasir Mehmood was declared ineligible.
There are at least 161,394 registered voters in this PA constituency; of them, 88,383 are men and women 73,011. It is said to be one of the strongholds of the Chaudhry’s in Gujrat.
Meanwhile, celebrations have kicked off in Gujrat, where jubilant people are chanting slogans against their rival party and are distributing sweats (Mithai).
In another close contest at PF-65 constituency in Dera Ismail Khan, Samiullah Alizai of PPP is ahead of JUI-F’s Maulana Lutfullah, who is also not far behind. The constituency is believed to be a stronghold of JUI-F as it serves as the hometown of party chief Maulana Fazl-ur Rehman.
77 polling stations were set up in Dera Ismail Khan constituency PF-65, City-II, of them, 74 were declared sensitive and three polling stations—one for women and two for men in Badh—had been declared as highly sensitive.
Eight candidates took part in D I Khan contest, with 80,000 registered voters; of them, 48,987 are men and 31,000 are women.