Former Minister Abid Sher Ali gets the blow

Former Minister Abid Sher Ali gets the blow

FAISALABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Farrukh Habib on Friday retained NA-108 constituency in Faisalabad after he defeated PML-N’s Abid Sher Ali in recount by a margin of 1,201 votes.

According to revised results, Habib bagged 112,029 votes while Abid Sher Ali secured 110,828 votes in the election for Faisalabad’s NA-108 constituency.

The recounting was ordered on the plea of PML-N candidate Abid Sher Ali who secured 111,529 votes and stood second while PTI’s Farrukh Habib bagged 112,740 votes.

On July 25, millions of Pakistanis voted to elect a new government and prime minister in a peaceful elections held in free, fair and transparent manner.

Around 800,000 police and military forces were stationed at more than 85,000 polling stations across the country as the voting took place.

Wednesday’s election was only the second democratic transition of power in Pakistan’s 70-year coup-studded history.

Pakistan is a country of approximately 207 million people, out of which the number of registered voters are about 106 million.