General Elections 2018: Vote counting underway as polling time ends

Vote count underway as polling ends

ISLAMABAD: Polling time has ended at 6:00 pm for the General Elections 2018 as counting of votes are underway across the country.
Election Day has rolled around again after voting concluded for the landmark 2018 general elections and the results are pouring in from across the country during which voters exercised their right to vote to elect 270 members of the National Assembly and a total of 570 members of four provincial assemblies for the next five-year term (2018-2023).
Polling began at 8AM across the country’s 85,307 polling stations and continued until 6PM despite calls by several major parties, including PML-N, PPP and PTI, to extend the polling time by an hour.
As many as 12,570 candidates contested for a total of 849 seats of national and provincial assemblies in the country’s 11th General Election.
Counting has now begun at the polling stations where the process has been completed.
Unofficial and unconfirmed results from different constituencies started pouring as the clock struck 07:00 PM, an hour after the polling process came to an end across country.
NA-131: PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique leads the polls in NA-131 Lahore with 276 votes. Rafique is followed by PTI chairman Imran Khan, who has so far secured 72 votes.
NA-67: PML-N’s Raja Matloob Mehdi leads the polls in NA-67 Jhelum-2 with 1056 votes. Mehdi is followed by Fawad Chaudhry, who has so far attained 457 votes.
NA-200: PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari leads NA-200 Larkana polls with 420 votes. Bilawal is followed by MMA’s Rashid Soomro, who has so far managed to gain 128 votes.
NA-95: PTI chairman Imran Khan leads polls in NA-95 Mianwali with 3291 votes, followed by PML-N’s Obaidullah Khan, who has so far bagged 426 votes.
NA-193: PTI’s Sardar Jafar Laghari leads the polls in NA-193 Rajanpur-1 with 4343 votes. Laghari is followed by independent candidate Sher Ali Gorchani, who has so far secured 3836 votes.
NA-248: PPP’s Abdul Qadir Patel leads polls in NA-248 Karachi West with 61 votes, followed by PTI’s Sardar Aziz, who has so far secured 50 votes.
NA-124: PML-N’s Hamza Shehbaz leads in NA-124 Lahore-2 polls with 9545 votes. The son of former Punjab CM is followed by PTI’s Nauman Qaisar, who has so far bagged 5221 votes.
NA-125: PML-N’s Waheed Alam leads the polls in NA-125 Lahore with 2313 votes. Alam is followed by PTI’s Yasmin Rashid who has so far bagged 673 votes.
NA-128: PML-N’s Rohail Asghar leads in NA-128 election with 88 votes, followed by PTI’s Aijaz Ahmed with 41 votes.
NA-78: PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal leads the polls in NA-78 Narowal-2 with 313 votes. Iqbal is followed by Abrarul Haq, who has so far secured 103 votes.
NA-115: PTI’s Ghulam Bibi Bhirwana leads NA-115 Jhang-2 polls with 71 votes. Bhirwana is followed by independent candidate Mohammad Ahmed, who has so far secured 50 votes.
NA-96: PTI’s Amjad Ali Khan leads the polls in NA-96 Mianwali with 1177 votes, followed by PML-N’s Mohammad Humair Hayat Khan, who has so far bagged 342 votes.
NA-206: PPP’s Khursheed Shah leads with 627 votes NA-206 SUKKUR-1, followed by PTI’s Tahir Hussain with 40 votes.
NA-208: PPP’s Nafisa Shah leads with 438 votes in NA-208 Khairpur-1. GDA’s Ghaus Ali Shah follows Shah with 67 votes.

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