LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has defeated Pakistan Muslim League’s (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Saad Rafique in NA-131, unofficial results said.
Imran Khan got 84,313 vote while Khawaja Saad obtained 83,633 in the closely-contested elections.
NA-131 consists of some posh localities of the metropolitan city including Defense Housing Authority and cantonment localities whereas areas including RA Bazaar, Nishat Colony, Cavalry, Walton, Kamahan, Bedian, Airport, Bhatta Chowk and Chungi Amar Sandhu also falls in the constituency while some six seats of Provincial Assembly also fall in NA-131.
Having 364,213 registered voters in NA-131, 242 polling stations are established for 198,699 male and 165,514 female voters falling in the constituency while PP-158, 159, 162, 163, 166 and 168 are also part of NA-131 that is the new constituency of Lahore.
The list of candidates contesting for NA-131 further includes renowned singer Jawad Ahmed, former federal minister Humayun Akhtar Khan, Asim Mahmood of Pakistan People’s Party, Syed Murtaza Hassan of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan and Waqar Nadeem Warraich of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal.
12,161 votes are registered in PP-158 from where Rana Ahsan Sharafat of PML-N and Aleem Khan of PTI are in the race. In PP-159, 48488 votes are registered while Hafiz Nauman of PML-N and Dr Murad Ras of PTI are contesting from here. Yaseen Sohl of PML-N and Aleem Khan of PTI would fight a close contest in PP-162 where 187,809 voters are registered. In PP-163, Mian Naseer of PML-N and Bilal Aslam of PTI would fight the real contest where 86,514 voters are registered. For 17,074 registered votes of PP-166 falling in NA-131, the real contest would be witnessed between Ramzan Siddique Bhatti of PML-N and Abdul Karim Rahi of PTI. In PP-168 where 12,167 voters of NA-131 are registered, Khawaja Saad Rafique of PML-N and Feyaz Bhatti of PTI are in the race