Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has won the closely contested by-election for her husband and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ‘home seat’ NA-120, on Sunday.
The unofficial and unverified results revealed that Kulsoom Nawaz remained successful in attaining 61,254 votes, while her competitor, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Dr. Yasmin Rashid attained 47,066 votes.
Following the unofficial victory Maryam Nawaz, who ran her mother’s campaign, addressed the party workers at the party's Model Town office and congratulated PML-N workers and supporters.
She also tweeted: “Shukar Alhamdolillah a million times ! This was PMLN vs ALL !”
The PML-N’s victory, party workers celebrated in the constituency and at the party’s headquarters Model Town.
Maryam claimed, "All the powers which had surrounded Nawaz Sharif were defeated today."
The by-election, which began at 8am and largely remained without incident, was seen as a major test for the ruling PML-N after Sharif's disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28 in the Panama
However, PTI's Dr. Yasmin Rashid said she would approach the court against the Election Commission of Pakistan for registering 29,000 bogus votes in the constituency.
All polling stations in the constituency were declared sensitive, with police, rangers and army personnel providing security.