The PTI candidate bagged 46,988 votes, according to unofficial results from all 138 polling stations. He was followed by Pakistan Peoples Party’s Arshad Raan, who secured 39,486 votes.
The PP-218 seat fell vacant after the sudden death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Malik Mazhar Abbas Raan.
PTI’s Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Malik Muhammad Arshad Raan were contesting for the seat along with independent candidates, Malik Shahid Abbas Raan, Muhammad Tufail, Muhammad Ramzan and Muhammad Israrul Haq Cheema.
A total of 138 polling stations including 25 for male, 24 female and 89 combined were set up in the constituency. Among these, 38 polling stations were declared sensitive, where strict security arrangements were made.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan there were 203,188 registered voters in the constituency including 111,918 male and 91,270 female voters.
The polling for the by-election had commenced from 8am and lasted until 5pm.