At 10 pm on Saturday, PML-N candidate Syeda Noshin Iftikhar was leading the race with 3290 votes in NA-75 Daska.
Noshin got 37,848 votes while Ali Asjad is behind with 34,658 votes. These results from 121 polling stations are authentic and based on Form 45.
However, the PML-N emerged on Saturday evening with a different claim. According to the opposition party spokesperson, the PML-N candidate got 68,812 votes and the PTI candidate got 52,929 votes. The PML-N candidate was leading in the race with 15,883 votes after unofficial and unconfirmed completion of counting of votes at 219 out of 360 polling stations.
Unofficial results from polling station 312 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 311 votes, while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli got 141 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 312 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 312 votes while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli got 301 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 364 show that Ali Asjad Malhi of PTI is leading with 305 votes, while Noshin Iftikhar of PML-N has got 226 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 257 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 182 votes while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli has got 146 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 345 show that Ali Asjad Malhi of PTI is leading with 171 votes, while Noshin Iftikhar of PML-N has secured 164 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 142 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 222 votes, while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli got 187 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 179 show that Ali Asjad Malhi of PTI is leading with 160 votes, while Noshin Iftikhar of PML-N has secured 152 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 142 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 154 votes, while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli got 60 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 306 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 312 votes while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli has got 215 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 255 show that PML-N’s Noshin Iftikhar is leading with 179 votes while PTI’s Ali Asjad Milli got 77 votes.
Unofficial results from polling station 58 show that Ali Asjad Milli of PTI is leading with 123 votes, while Noshin Iftikhar of PML-N has secured 46 votes.
The counting of votes in the NA-75 Daska by-election is underway, after which the recount ended peacefully on Saturday evening.
There were no reports of violence but there were several incidents in which anger erupted, slogans were chanted by accused workers and lines were drawn.
However, the police intervened and brought the situation under control.
PML-N candidate Noshin Iftikhar exchanged harsh words with policemen when they were not allowed to enter polling station No. 288 with their supporters. Later, they were allowed to enter without PML-N workers.
A woman from polling station No. 89 ran away after stamping her ballot paper. However, he was chased and brought back to the polling station where he put the ballot papers in the box which was strongly objected to by the PML-N polling agent.
Early, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has alleged that its voters are being pressured and intimidated in Saturday’s by-election for NA-75 Daska polling, 24 News The TV channel reported.
According to the TV channel, a large number of people, especially women, had turned out to vote in the morning but died as they progressed.
Addressing the media, PML-N candidate Syed Noshin Iftikhar said that his voters were being intimidated. He appealed to the voters to come out of their houses and there was no need to scare anyone.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Syed Noshin Iftikhar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ‘s Ali Asjad Malhi are the main contenders as they campaigned hard till polling day.
Women were prominent among voters going to polling stations across Daska during the initial polls. People with disabilities are also among the early voters.
During the voting, the administration was also busy implementing the Corona Virus guidelines.
Daska’s by-election gained national significance after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) annulled voting for the February 19 by-election.
Polling for the Daska by-election began at 8 a.m. and will continue until 5 p.m.
The main contest is expected to be between Ali Asjad Malihi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Noshin Iftikhar of PML-N as both the parties are campaigning hard to win the elections. Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) candidate Khalil Sindhu is also in the fray.
360 polling stations have been set up in NA-75 constituency while 4,162 security personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order. Pakistan Rangers are also deployed while Pakistan Army is on standby.
Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja himself will be present in the Election Commission Office Punjab to monitor the Election Commission.
Federal Minister for Science Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a tweet has appealed to the people to vote for the PTI candidate as the other name of the mafia is PML-N.
People of Daska should vote for Ali Asjad Malhi. It is not that the government did not make mistakes but the PML-N represents a mafia which is against the interest of the people. Nawaz Sharif’s long rule weakened Pakistan and today Pakistan The main cause of the problems is the policies of the Noon League # NA75 Disk
– Chaudhry Fawad Hussain (@ Fawad Chaudhry) April 10, 2021
The NA-75 seat became vacant in August 2020 after PML-N MNA Iftikharul Hassan Shah died of a heart attack.
Earlier, in a letter to the ECP, Iftikhar had expressed concern over bogus voting at 100 polling stations with the help of presiding officers and non-installation of cameras.
Meanwhile, the ECP has decided that the Presiding Officers will sign Form 45 (Final Results) inside the polling stations in the presence of the polling agents of the concerned candidates before leaving the premises, while allowing any political figure to meet. Will not RO when receiving election results.
PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Friday said that all eyes will be on Daska as the people of this constituency will represent the sentiments of the country’s 220 million strong population. “The people of Daska have been given another chance to exact revenge on the vote-stealing government, which has snatched bread from the mouths of the people while also snatching development from Pakistan,” he said.
He said the government’s fears would come true, adding that the people of the constituency would exercise their right to vote to avenge the deaths of those killed on February 19.
He said that voters would show their distrust in the present government by casting their votes, adding that incompetent governance has endangered national security.
Such drastic measures have come after the February 19 by-elections in Daska, where various incidents of alleged vote rigging, rigging and deadly violence have been reported.
The NA-75 District Monitoring Officer has warned the contesting candidates that none of the elected representatives supporting them should enter the Daska constituency.
The Election Commission has banned the entry of all members of the Assembly in NA-75 constituency.
The District Monitoring Officer telephoned both Noshin Iftikhar and Ali Asjad Malhi, warning them that action could be taken if any member of the Assembly was found visiting the constituency.
To review the arrangements, PML-N leader Ataullah Tarar visited a sensitive polling station in the Gond area of Daska. He said that there should not be any hindrance in the polling process.
Reporters Ali Akbar, Gaddafi Butt, Malik Chand, Mian Ashfaq and Zahid Iqbal Rana
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