JHANG: PP-78 by elections results have started to pour in and the victory of the independent candidate Masroor Jhangvi is imminent.
Masroor Jhangvi, son of Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) founder Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, has a sizeable vote bank of sympathisers in the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat largely due to his father.
The PP-78 seat opened up after Maulana Ludhianvi was disqualified by a court and his outfit wasted no time in announcing support for Masroor Jhangvi in the by-election.
Maulana Ludhianvi spent 20 days campaigning door to door for Masroor Jhangvi, till the court restored his candidature in the by-election.
Anticipating a split vote bank if the two went into an electoral battle, Maulana Ludhianvi announced his withdrawal from the election on Tuesday and reaffirmed his support for Masroor Jhangvi.