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ECP creates a Complaint Cell for the Election Results of 2024.



A complaint cell about objections and claims over the election results of 2024 was established by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday.

All four provinces were divided into four distinct counters by the highest electoral authority.

According to the ECP, applicants “will be able to get information related to their respective constituency.”

Challenges by PTI-backed candidates end up in court

The applications of Qaisara Ellahi (NA-64) and Pervaiz Elahi (PP-32) were heard by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The motion was heard by a three-member panel led by ECP Sindh member Nisar Durrani. The attorneys representing Qaisara Elahi and Parvez Elahi attended and argued that although they were the winners according to Form-45, their rivals had won the seats on Form-47.

The Presiding Officer (PO) was instructed to re-issue the form-47 in the presence of both candidates after the ECP member accepted the application and gave the notes to all parties.

Dar Rehana NA-71

Rehana Dar, an independent candidate supported by the PTI, has also filed a challenge in the Lahore High Court against the NA-71 election results.

She told the court that, according to form 45, his opponent Khawaja Asif of the PML-N had lost the poll. She implored the court to prevent ECP from releasing the NA-71 final election results.

NA-119 Maryam Nawaz

Independent candidate from NA-119 endorsed by PTI Farooq Shahzad has contested the

Tarar Ataullah NA-127

Another PML-N leader from NA-127, Ataullah Tarar, had his election victory contested at the LHC by independent Zaheer Abbas Khokhar.

Sheikh Haleem Adil NA-238

In the Sindh High Court in Karachi, PTI Sindh President Haleem Adil Sheikh has also filed a challenge against the NA-238 result. Through Barrister Ali Tahir, Haleem Adil submitted his plea, claiming to have received over 71,000 votes by the form 45. But after changing form 47, MQM candidate Sadiq Iftikhar was proclaimed the winner with a 54,000 margin. He begged the court to revoke Sadiq Iftikhar’s victory announcement.

Bukhari Ali NA-48

A candidate backed by the PTI filed a challenge in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the results of the National Assembly constituency NA-48 election.

In a Saturday appeal, Ali Bukhari asked the IHC to declare the election’s outcome void on the grounds of “flaws” in the procedure. Additionally, Ali Bukhari asked the court to reschedule the petition hearing.

In NA-48 Islamabad-III, independent candidate Raja Khurram Nawaz became victorious with 69,699 votes, according to the unofficial election results. With 59,851 votes, independent Ali Bukhari, endorsed by the PTI, came in second.

NA-47 Shoaib Shaheen

Shoaib Shaheen, an independent candidate backed by the PTI, also moved to IHC to contest the NA-47 result.

NA-248 Khalid vs. Khalid

The win of MQM-P candidate Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui from NA-248 was contested in the Sindh High Court by Arsalan Khalid, an independent.

Through Barrister Ali Tahir, he petitioned the Supreme Handgunnery Court (SHC) arguing that Arsalan Khalid had won the election by a wide majority according to form 45, but that the RO had ejected all of the candidates and their representatives from his office while preparing form 47. With 103,082 votes, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was declared the victor by the RO, who altered the original results. The court requested that Form 47 be revoked.

NA-117 and NA-87

Candidates Ali Ijaz Buttar Advocate and Umar Aslam Khan have both contested the election results of their opponents in NA-117 and NA-87, respectively, before the LHC.


The PML-N won by a greater margin in by-elections than in general elections.




Statistics indicate that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and its allies’ candidates won by a wider margin in by-elections than in the general elections held in Kasur and Lahore.

Because the PML-N and its allies kept the seats they had previously lost, their victories in Lahore and Kasur are not particularly noteworthy.

However, their lead over their runners-up is greater than the lead their previous winners had in general elections, which is something their leaders and employees should be proud of, especially in light of the fact that their political rivals are holding nationwide demonstrations to protest the notion that their mandate was stolen in general elections.

Let’s examine fasts.

In the general elections, Maryam Nawaz emerged victorious in NA-119 Lahore-III, leading by 15,479 points, while in the by-polls, PML-N candidate Ali Pervaiz Malik triumphed over his opponent Shehzad Farooq by a margin of 26, 889.

Kasur II (NA-132) In the general election, Shehbaz Sharif was victorious against his adversary Sardar Muhammad Hussain Dogar, leading by 26,115. Meanwhile, in the by-election, PML-N candidate Malik Rasheed Ahmad defeated Dogar, leading by 55,869.

PML-N candidate Malik Riaz defeated PTI-backed candidate Muhammad Khan Madani in by-polls with a margin of 15,293, while PML-N candidate Hamza Shehbaz Sharif won by-elections in PP-147 with a lead of 5,339 over Madani.

In the general elections in PP-149, IPP candidate Aleem Khan defeated Zeeshan Rasheed, the candidate supported by the PTI, by a margin of 3,758. In the by-elections, IPP candidate Shoaib Siddiqui defeated Zeeshan Rasheed, the candidate of the SIC, by a margin of 21,522.

In general elections, Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N defeated Muhammad Yousaf, the candidate supported by the PTI, by a margin of 1,180 votes in PP-64, whereas Rashid Minhas of the PLM-N defeated Muhammad Yousaf, the candidate of the SIC, by a margin of 5,718 votes in by-polls.

The only constituency in the by-election where the PML-N candidate has a somewhat smaller margin of victory is PP-158. In general elections, PML-N candidate Shehbaz Sharif had defeated PTI-backed adversary Yousaf Ali in this constituency by a margin of 14,795 votes; however, in by-polls, PML-N candidate Muhammad Nawaz had defeated SIC candidate Moonis Elahi by a margin of 12,147 votes.

The PML-N leadership attributes this win to its economic policies, particularly to the steps made by Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, like the Ramazan Nigehban Package and the lowering of roti and naan prices.

The government’s dynamic economic policies, according to a statement from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, are what allowed the PML-N to win the by-election by a landslide.

PML-N leader Atta Tarar had stated that the public trusted the administration and appreciated its people-friendly actions, rejecting the PTI’s “confrontation” politics.

On social media, Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz greeted the party members and declared that the PML-N is the genuine representative of Pakistan’s people.

She claimed that the PTI’s allegations that the elections were rigged were refuted by the results of the by-elections.

Conversely, Sunni Itehad Council (SIC), which was formed through a merger with PIT, did not receive the same level of public support in by-polls as its candidates did in general elections.

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2024 by-election: PML-N leads for provincial seats and NA




For five NA seats and sixteen open provincial assembly seats, by-elections were conducted.

In the National Assembly, the Sunni Ittehad Council, Pakistan People’s Party, and an independent candidate each gained one member, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) claimed two seats, according to unofficial and unverified results.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won nine of the twelve seats up for grabs in the Punjab Assembly. The Pakistan People’s Party, the Istekham-e-Pakistan Party, and the Pakistan Muslim League-Q each secured one seat.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Balochistan National Party each secured one seat in the assembly of Balochistan.

The independent candidate and the Sunni Ittehad Council each secured one seat.

In the by-elections, voting began at 8 AM and went uninterrupted until 5 PM.

“The victory of the PML-N candidates is a manifestation of the people’s trust,” Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif said, congratulating the newly elected members of the National and Provincial Assemblies.

According to Shehbaz Sharif, when the economy improves and people receive alleviation, public sentiment is clearly shifting.

According to him, the public benefits from forecasts of economic progress made by news agencies, international financial institutions, and surveys.

According to him, only mutual cooperation and political discourse can eliminate the objections and weaknesses in the democratic process.

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The NA-81 victory of the PML-N candidate is ruled invalid by the LHC.




PTI candidate Bilal Ijaz’s petition against the electoral commission’s ruling was granted by High Court Judge Shahid Karim.

The bench questioned, “How the election commission could neglect the Supreme Court’s decision.” “Isn’t it a contempt of court to ignore the ruling of the highest court?” asked the bench. The court questioned how the election commission could become involved once the voting process was over.

PTI candidate Bilal Ijaz claimed in his petition to have won the election in February 2008 with a lead of more than 7,000 votes. “With a margin of 3,100 votes, PML-N candidate Azhar Qayyum Nahra was declared the winner in the recount.”

Bilal Ijaz argued, “The petitioner’s over 10,000 votes were discarded in the recount.” The petitioner contended that the election commission was not authorized to request a recount following the tribunal’s establishment.

He implored the court to deem the ECP’s decision for recounting void.

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