PP 97 Gujranwala Re Election Final Result
GUJRANWALA:Nasir Cheema of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has on won the PP-97 Gujranwala after re election on 33 polling stations of the constituency. According to unofficial results, Nasir Cheema got 10,405 votes while Ashraf Warraich of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) secured 9966 votes. Nasir Cheema thus emergedvictorious in the overall election with a total of 27529 votes in the 119 polling stations while Ashraf Warraich secured a total of 26,216 votes.
According to the details, Ashraf Warraich had won this seat in General Election 2013 but Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) candidate Nasir Cheema had challenged the result in Election Tribunal. Nasir Cheema had claimed that 15,000 extra votes had been polled by the PML-N candidate. Justice Kazim Ali Malik ordered re-polling in 33 polling stations of the constituency.
Nasir Cheema has switched from PML-Q to PTI now and though PTI had announced him as their candidate, he contested this election on the symbol of bicycle, which is PML-Q’s election symbol. Along with the PTI, Nasir Cheema also enjoyed the support of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Jamaat Islami (JI), Pakistan Awami Tehreek(PAT), Chattha League and Sunni Tehreek.
After deducting the results of these 33 polling stations, Nasir Cheema’s votes counted to 17,124 while Ashraf Warraich’s counted to 16,250. In the re-polling on these 33 polling stations today, Nasir Cheema secured 10,405 votes while Ashraf Warraich bagged 9966 votes.