PESHAWAR:Awami National Party candidate and wife of Shaheed Haroon Bilour wins PK-78 by-polls by defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Muhammad Irfan.

Samar Haroon Bilour leads with 13, 070 votes against PTI’s Muhammad Irfan who is second with 10, 859 votes.

By-election on 35 constituencies of the National and provincial assemblies was held on Sunday with 370 candidates contested on the seats. Polling started at 8AM and concluded at 5PM wherein overseas Pakistanis voted in the election for the first in country’s history.

Elections were held on 11 from National Assembly, 11 from Punjab Assembly, nine from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two each from Sindh and Balochistan.

On PK-64, PTI’s Liaquat Khan secured 22,775 votes against ANP’s Mohammad Shahid who bagged 9560 votes. Liaquat Khan wins the seat as per unofficial results.

PTI’s Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur secured 30330 votes followed by Independent candidate Fatehullah Khan who bagged 22,825 votes on PK-99.  Aghaz Ikramullah Gandapur wins the seat.

Similarly, on PK-61,PTI’s Mohammad Ibrahim Khattak won by securing 14,557 votes against ANP’s Noor Alam Khan with 9282 votes.

ANP’s Ahmed Khan wins PK-53 by securing 19,065 votes against PTI’s Muhammad Abdul Salam who bagged 19,044 votes. ANP also Waqar Ahmad Khan wins PK-7 by securing 14,096 votes. PTI’s Fazal Maula followed Khan was runner up with 13,425 votes.

PML-N’s Sardar Khan wins PK-3 by securing 16,824 votes against PTI’s Sajid Ali who secured 15,911 votes.

PK-64, Nowshehra: PTI’s Liaquat Khan leads with 9770 votes against ANP’s Muhammad Shahid who has bagged 3062 votes while PK-53, Mardan, PTI’s Muhammad Abdus Salam leads with 8061 votes against ANP’s Ahmed Khan with 7976 votes. MMA’s Zahid Durrani leads with 20,066 votes against PTI’s Nasim Ali Shah follows with 13,110 votes on NA-35 Bannu that was left vacant by Imran Khan.

Both parties likely to take home four seats each with former win NA-53, NA-60, NA-63 and NA-243. Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has already declared winner on NA-124, Lahore. He securs 75, 012 votes against PTI’s Ghulam Mahiuddin who stood second with 30, 115 votes.