PTI candiate Fazl Mulla. - File

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) snatched PK-7 Swat seat from the Awami National Party (ANP) in the by-elections held on Sunday.

PTI’s Fazl Mula emerged victor on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seat that was won by the ANP in 2018.

Unofficial results from 124 polling stations showed Mula secured 17,395 votes while ANP candidate Hussain Ahmed bagged 14,604 votes.

Ahmed had the backing of the PPP, the PML-N, the QWP, the JUI-F and others in the by-poll.

The PK-7 Swat seat had fallen vacant after ANP member Waqar Ahmad Khan passed away on April 30.

A day earlier, the ECP had said that it expected a tough contest between the four candidates of which the PTI and ANP candidates were the main contestants.

The constituency has 183,308 registered voters of which 100,288 are male and 81,220 are female.

The ECP had set up a total of 124 polling stations in the constituency with 308 booths.

ANP REJECTS RESULTS: Soon after the unofficial results came in, the ANP rejected PTI’s victory and announced that it would challenge the result after holding consultations.

ANP leader Aimal Wali Khan said that the results given to the polling agents on Form 45 were different from the ones shown in the government results.

Aimal Khan also questioned why the ECP was quiet on the use of government machinery and the release of funds overnight.


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