By-election: Returning officer withholds results in NA-75 Daska

By-election: Returning officer withholds results in NA-75 Daska

Lahore (Web Desk): The results of the by-election in NA-75 Daska were withheld by the Returning Officer (RO) on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) request after the alleged disappearance of some members of the polling staff.

As per the details, staff at 23 polling stations in far-flung areas of the constituency went missing on Friday night.

However, in a late-night development, the police recovered and brought them to the office of the district returning officer on Saturday (today) morning, where the leaders of PTI and PML-N were also present.

According to the RO, the final result will be announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The PML-N defeated the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in two constituencies while PTI grabbed one National Assembly seat where the by-elections were held.

The unofficial and unverified results showed that the PTI lost the PP-51 Gujranwala-I and PK-63 Nowshera-III seats.

The PTI bagged the NA-45 Kurram-I seat after defeating Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) candidate.

Meanwhile, two people were killed and eight others were injured in a firing incident between PTI and PML-N workers at a polling station in Daska’s NA-75 constituency on Friday.

As per details, the firing incident occurred at the Gondka polling station left three people critical injured. However, the two injured persons succumbed to their injuries on the way to the hospital.

According to reports, one of the victims was a member of the ruling PTI while the other belonged to the PML-N. A PTI polling agent was also among the injured.