On Sunday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Fazal Maula won the PK-7 Swat by-poll with only 18,042 votes.
PTI defeated the 12-party coalition of PDM, according to official reports. According to unverified and unofficial results, PTI candidate Fazal Maula received 18,042 votes, while PDM-supported ANP candidate Hussain Ahmed received 14,665 votes.
After ANP MPA Waqar Ahmad Khan died of a heart attack on April 30, the seat had been left vacant.
Mohammad Ali Shah, Haji Fazal Maula, Hussain Ahmad Khan, Daulat Khan, and independent Mohammad Ali Shah are all in the race.
Due to a lack of interest from the big political parties, only the Pakistani Taliban (PTI) opted to run for office in this year’s general election.
Murad Saeed, the PTI’s core figure and a former communications minister, is from the PK-7 district. The ANP has previously voiced its displeasure with the PTI nominee’s “active campaign” through provincial ministers.
It has 183,308 registered voters, comprising 102,088 males and 81,220 women according to the Election Commission of Pakistan. Polls open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
For the by-election, 124 voting booths have been set up. 41 of them have been designated as sensitive and 12 of them are considered delicate.