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GDA’s Moazzam Abbasi wins PS-11 Larkana-II by-poll

GDA’s Moazzam Abbasi wins PS-11 Larkana-II by-poll
October 18, 2019
LARKANA (92 News) – In by-election of PS-11 Larkana-II, Grand Democratic Alliance candidate Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi won by securing 31,535 votes. According to unofficial results, the joint candidate of GDA and PTI, Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi, got 31,535 votes, whereas PPP’s candidate Jameel Ahmed Soomro secured 26,021 votes. GDA's candidate Moazzam Ali Khan Abbasi won the seat with the support of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court de-seated GDA’s Moazzam Abbasi for failing to declare his assets in his nomination papers. The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) candidate had the support from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F). The GDA leader Nusrat Sehat Abbasi congratulated party workers over a comfortable win against the PPP candidate. “People of Larkana have taken revenge from PPP for not providing them food, education and clean drinking water,” she added. Federal Minister for Water Resources and PTI leader Faisal Vawda said that PPP has lost Larkana by-election despite using state machinery. PTI leader Ali Zaidi took to twitter saying, “Democracy is the best revenge, and today the people of Larkana have taken their revenge.” The process of polling for the by-election began at 8 am on Thursday and continued until 5 pm. The ECP had set up 138 polling stations in the constituency of 152,614 registered voters including 83,106 male and 69,598 female voters. 20 out of 138 polling stations were declared highly sensitive, whereas, 50 were declared as sensitive by the election authorities. More than 4,000 personnel of Pakistan Army, Rangers and police forces performed security duties during the by-election.