Political CareerYasir Zafar was nominated to the Provincial Assembly of Punjab as an independent candidate from Constituency PP-30 (Sarghoda-III) in election held in 3 March 2018. He was backed by Pakistan Muslim League (N) and defeated a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Won PP-30 SargodhaPakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) backed independent candidate Yasir Zafar Sindhu has won the PP-30 Sargodha by-election, defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s ( PTI) Sajid Mehmood by over 24,000 votes.According to unofficial results from all 137 polling stations, Sindhu bagged 52,038 votes while Mehmood secured 27,619 votes, Express News reported.The balloting started early Sunday 4 March 2018 morning amid heavy security as 19 polling stations were declared sensitive, and concluded at 5pm.
Independent CandidateSindhu was contesting as an independent candidate following the Supreme Court’s 21 February 2018 order, in which it not only barred former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from heading the party he founded but also declared null and void all decisions he took after his disqualification as a lawmaker by the apex court last year in Panama Papers case.And since nomination papers of all PML-N candidates were signed by Sharif, the Election Commission of Pakistan ( ECP) had announced that they will be considered as ‘independent’ in all elections leading to the upcoming general election including Saturday’s Senate election.
Opposition MemberPTI candidate Mehmood had recently joined the party after parting ways with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl ( JUI-F).The provincial assembly seat fell vacant due to the demise of Chaudhry Tahir Sindhu. The constituency has around 173,919 registered voters – 98,145 male and 75, 774 female voters.
Dedicate victory to Nawaz SharifSpeaking to media after winning the by-polls, Yasir Zafar Sindhu said the PML-N had the mandate and he won by the grace of the Almighty.He said that every worker made efforts as if he himself was contesting the by-election.The winning candidate said that he dedicate his victory to Nawaz Sharif and resolved to retain the seat in the next general elections as well.
Maryam Felicitates SupportersThanking the Almighty after her party-backed candidate won the by-polls, Maryam Nawaz said the "historic win of the PML-N could not be stopped despite having snatched its electoral symbol."She felicitated the PML-N supporters over the victory in PP-30 Sargodha constituency.A total of 137 polling stations were set up in the constituency, which included 16 Union Councils (UCs) of Tehsil Kot Momin and Tehsil Bhalwal.Rangers and police personnel were deployed in the constituency for security during the by-polls.Of the 1,73,912 registered voters in the constituency, 75,776 were women.Arrangements for the by-polls were completed early in the day, with two SP's, five DSP's, seven inspectors, and a thousand personnel deployed to ensure a smooth voting process. Personnel of the armed forces were also on standby
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