By-election 2018: Unofficial, progressive results show PTI, PMLN leading in 4 constituencies each

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By-election 2018: Unofficial, progressive results show PTI, PMLN leading in 4 constituencies each

Provisional unofficial results of the by-elections held today in thirty-five National Assembly and provincial assemblies' constituencies across the country have started pouring in.

According to the Result Transmission System of the Election Commission of Pakistan, of the eleven National Assembly's seats, PTI and PML-N are so far leading in four constituencies each. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam is ahead in two constituencies of the National Assembly.

In Punjab, PML-N is leading in five provincial assembly constituencies and PTI in four. An independent candidate is also leading on one seat.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI is leading in seven constituencies, while Awami National Party is ahead in two constituencies.

PPP is leading in both constituencies of Sindh Assembly. Of the two seats of Balochistan, Balochistan National Party and an Independent candidate are leading on one seat each.

Earlier, polling process, which started at 8:00 am in the morning concluded at 5:00 pm. However, the voters inside the polling stations were allowed to use their right to vote.

Polling was held in a peaceful environment across the country. Strict security measures were put in place and a large number of troops, rangers and police were deployed at polling stations and important places in areas where by-election was held.

The Election Commission had directed presiding officers to send election result to returning officers and the Commission through result transmission system after completing counting of votes.

The ECP asked the presiding officers to reach the office of returning officers if they face internet or any other problem in transmitting result through RTS.

A high turnout of 83.5 percent has been recorded in overseas voting in the by-elections.

According to Election Commission, 6233 overseas Pakistanis out of 7364 registered voters used their right to franchise through i-voting.

Overseas Pakistanis exercised their right to vote through i-voting for the first time.