GUJRANWALA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Nasir Cheema turned out victorious after unofficial results emerged from Gujranwala’s constituency PP-97, de-seating PML-N’s Ashraf Warraich, who had been the victor in the constituency before a tribunal order re-election in 33 polling stations.
According to unofficial results from all 33 polling stations, PTI’s Cheema bagged a total of 10,405 votes while PML-N’s Warraich could secure 9,966 votes.
Earlier on Sunday, polling process at PP-97 constituency’s 33 polling stations in Ghakkhar Town and Qila Dedar Singh areas of Gujranwala city ended before Iftar.
PML-N candidate Ashraf Warraich and PTI candidate Nasir Cheema were the main contenders for the re-polls, with around 52,550 voters registered in the said 33 stations.
Strict security measures were taken to maintain law and order situation during the elections with more than a thousand policemen deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident.