8 of 12 newly-elected women MNAs secure over 100,000 votes

8 of 12 newly-elected women MNAs secure over 100,000 votes

PTI-backed Aniqa Bhatti secured the highest vote count among all elected women
8 of 12 newly-elected women MNAs secure over 100,000 votes

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15 Feb 2024

Out of 12 women, eight candidates elected to National Assembly on general seats garnered over 100,000 votes each, which is a sign of progress and hope for female representation. 

Independent candidate, Aniqa Bhatti, backed by PTI, secured the highest vote count among all elected women in the recent elections, garnering an impressive 200,000 votes in NA-67, Hafizabad.

NA-67 also saw an encouraging voter turnout of 57.02%, the second-highest among constituencies with elected female candidates.

Aniqa's competitor PML-N's Saira Afzal Tarar garnered a substantial 183,946 votes.

This constituency witnessed a unique scenario as both main rivals were women, while in the remaining eleven constituencies, women triumphed over their male counterparts.

In the male category, PTI's Jamal Hassan secured the highest number of votes, reaching 217,427 in NA-89, Mianwali.

PPP's Shazia Marri, elected from NA-209 Sanghar, secured victory with 156,002 votes, defeating male candidate Muhammad Khan Junejo from the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), who received 139,604 votes.

PMLN’s Nosheen Iftikhar triumphed over independent candidate Ali Asjad Malhi in NA-73 Daska, securing over 0.1 million votes (112,143), while her rival managed to garner 104,067 votes.

Vehari’s NA-158 witnessed PML-N leader Tehmina Daultana obtaining 111,196 votes, surpassing independent candidate Tahir Iqbal who secured 103,052 votes. The voter turnout in this constituency was 54.41%.

PPP's Nafeesa Shah defeated GDA's Syed Ghous Ali Shah in NA-202, Khairpur, with a significant margin, securing 146,083 votes against her opponent's 28,613 votes.

Independent candidate Amber Majeed Niazi, backed by PTI from Layyah’s NA-181, emerged victorious with 120,499 votes, while her rival received 95,081 votes. The voter turnout here was recorded at the highest percentage of 59.2%.

In NA-112, Nankana Sahib, Shizra Mansab Kharal defeated former interior minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah with 105,640 votes against 93,316 votes. Rejected votes in this constituency were 8,032.

PTI affiliated independent candidate Ayesha Nazir from NA-156, Vehari-I, secured 140,215 votes, outpacing her rival Ch Nazir Ahmad, who obtained 90,353 votes. The turnout was healthy, recorded at 53.47%.

MQM-P contender Aasia Ishaq Siddiqui defeated PTI’s Adeel Ahmad with 84,592 votes to 66,753 votes NA-232, Karachi. The turnout in this constituency was recorded at 43.06%.

In NA-30, Shandana Gulzar, PTI-backed independent, secured 78,971 votes, competing with Nasir Khan of JUI-F, who got 20,950 votes. The voter turnout in this Peshawar constituency was the lowest among all 12 constituencies, recorded at 33.8%.

From NA-185, Dera Ghazi Khan, independent candidate Zartaj Gul Wazir claimed victory with 94,881 votes, while her opponent and independent candidate, Mehmood Qadir Khan, secured 32,929 votes. Voter turnout was 45.84%, and 7,065 votes were rejected.

PML-N Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz won in Lahore’s NA-119 after defeating independent candidate Shahzad Farooq, supported by PTI, with a total of 83,855 votes against her rival's 68,376 votes. The voter turnout in this constituency was low, recorded at 38.59%.

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