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PPP trounces PTI in Nagarparkar by-election

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NAGARPARKAR: The PPP trounced the PTI on Monday, beating him by over 50,000 for the NA-221 seat in Nagarparkar, according to official results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Pir Ameer Ali Shah Jillani, the PPP’s candidate for the by-election, retained the seat for the party by polling in a massive 103,502 votes while the PTI’s Nizamuddin Rahimoon got 50,570 votes.

The seat had fallen vacant after PPP leader Pir Noor Muhammad Shah Jillani passed away battling coronavirus at a hospital in Karachi.

According to the district returning officer, the constituency has a total number of 281,900 votes while a total of 318 polling stations were set up in the constituency.

An estimated 2,000 police and Rangers personnel had been stationed outside the polling stations to ensure safety and security. Polling stations that had been deemed “extremely sensitive” also had CCTV cameras installed in them.

Reacting to the win, PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government should go home after the verdict of the by-elections.

In a statement, the PPP chair said: “Recent by-elections were the first test of the selected regime in which Imran Khan has failed in all the four provinces.”

Bilawal said that the PTI was headed for failure in the upcoming Senate elections as well.

“Victory will be of the people in Senate polls as well.”

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