PPP MPA-elect Dada Mohammad Halepoto. Photograph: Twitter

SUKKUR: PPP on Thursday comprehensively defeated JUI-F and GDA candidates to retain the PS-70 Mathali seat in Badin.

PPP candidate Dada Muhammed Halepoto received the by-poll after securing 44,893 votes, unofficial outcomes confirmed.

JUI-F candidate Moulana Gul Hassan got here in second with 6,342 votes.

The seat fell vacant after PPP MPA Bashir Ahmed Halepoto handed away on March 23.

The previous MPA was first elected from PS-55 in 2013 after which re-elected from PS-70 through the 2018 Common Election. He was a member of the Sindh Meeting Standing Committee on Labour and Human Sources.

After his loss of life, PPP nominated his nephew Dada Muhammad Halepoto as their candidate for the by-election in opposition to JUI-F candidate Moulana Gul Hassan and 10 different candidates.

The constituency has 166,809 votes out of which 91,587 are male and 75,222 are feminine.

For right now’s by-polls there have been 123 polling stations arrange, out of which 41 had been declared delicate, whereas 12 had been deemed as extremely delicate. Contemplating the scenario, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) deployed 1,671 policemen and 395 Rangers personnel.

The deployed personnel bore fruits as no any untoward incident was reported from any of the polling station, nonetheless some heated trade of phrases between supporters of the contesting candidates was reported.

In right now’s polling, 57,620 votes had been solid with the turnout popping out to 35.07%.

Within the 2018 normal Election, late Basheer Ahmed Halepoto had secured 44,385 whereas GDA candidate Riaz Ahmed secured 22,967 votes.

Quickly after the victory, the PPP chairman took to Twitter to rejoice his occasion’s win within the by-poll. 

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