Begum Kulsoom Nawaz won NA 120 by-election with lead of nearly 15000 votes


According to the unofficial results announced by Returning officer (RO) during the press conference in wee hours of Monday, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz clinched victory with a clear margin of 14,646 votes as she secured 61,745 votes and Dr Yasmeen Rashid bagged 47,099 votes. While A candidate from the Milli Muslim League, a new political party backed by Jamaat-ut-Dawa (JuD), Yaqoob Sheikh bagged 5822 votes.

While, Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) Faisal Mir could not perform as per expectation as he bagged only 1414 votes in the constituency which remained a strong hold of the party till 1985.Begum Kulsoom won the seat, which fell vacant due to the disqualification of her husband former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.The voting process, which began at 08:00 am continued till 05:00 pm without any break and extension in voting time.

A total of 43 candidates including 31 independent and 12 from different political parties contested the bye-election.


For the first time in the country, some 100 biometric voting machines were used on trial basis at 39 polling stations.

According to RO, There are total 321,786 registered voters in the constituency,including 179,642 male and 142,144 female. While 126,860 votes were cast in total out of which 1,731 votes were not acceptable, Returning officer added.

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