PTI Chairman Imran Khan once again defeated the ruling alliance — Pakistan Democratic Movement — and won the National Assembly NA-45 Kurram by-elections.

A tough contest was expected between Imran and JUI-F’s Jamil Khan, who was backed by the PDM.

According to the unofficial final results from all 143 polling stations, Imran secured 20,748 votes, while Jamil bagged 12,718 votes.

The turnout remained around 18.4 per cent as voters mostly stayed away from the polling process.

Earlier, polling started at 8 am and continued till 5 pm without any break.

Aside from Imran and Jamil, 14 other candidates contested the elections.

This constituency had fallen vacant with the resignation of ex-MNA Fakhar Zaman Khan.

Initially, polling in NA-45 was scheduled to be held along with the other three constituencies on Oct 16, but the ECP had postponed it and later on fixed Oct 30 for the purpose. In the other three-constituencies of NA-22 (Mardan), NA-24 (Charsadda) and NA-31 (Peshawar), Mr Khan had emerged victorious.


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