Imran is leading in six of the seven seats in Pakistan’s National Assembly

Islamabad: chief of PTI Imran Khan was leading for six of the seven seats in the National Assembly contested after elections concluded on Sunday, according to unofficial results, media reported.

Results continued to pour in after the end of by-elections for eight National Assembly seats and three Punjab Assembly seats amid reports of sporadic violence and clashes across the country, The News reported.

According to the unofficial results received so far, the PTI was leading in six NA seats — Mardan, Charsadda, Karachi-Lorangi, Peshawar, Nankana Sahib and Faisalabad — while the PPP was leading in Malir and Multan in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Khan’s party was leading in two Punjab Assembly constituencies – Khanewal and Bahawalnagar – while the PML-N was in first position in Sheikhupura.

The country witnessed intense political activity as the polls began at 8 am and continued peacefully in some constituencies, with sporadic clashes in others. Dozens of candidates competed for the seats across the country

Among the contenders is former prime minister Khan, who is running for seven of the eight seats in the by-election.

The vote, he says, is a “referendum” on his popularity, The News reported.

As the election process began, Khan asked people in the respective constituencies to come out in large numbers to vote.

“This is a referendum on Haqiqi Azadi of the cabal of crooks. We are contesting against all PDM, Election Commission and ‘namaloom afraad,’ Khan said in a tweet.

(IANS)

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