By-election: PML-N’s Matloob Mehdi claims victory in NA-63 Jhelum-II; PML-N’s Ch Yousuf Kaselia wins PP-232 Vehari-I

07:45 PM | 31 Aug, 2016
By-election: PML-N’s Matloob Mehdi claims victory in NA-63 Jhelum-II; PML-N’s Ch Yousuf Kaselia wins PP-232 Vehari-I
JHELUM/VEHARI - PML-N’s Raja Matloob Mehdi grab NA-63 Jhelum-II by-polls with 82,896 votes, followed by PTI’s Fawad Ch who could bag only 74,819 votes, according to the unofficial results.

According to the unofficial results, PML-N’s Ch Yousuf Kaselia who got 51233 votes has won  Vehari, for PP-232 by-election.


The by-polls in two constituencies of National Assembly and Punjab Assembly were held in District Jhelum and District Vehari. Both seats were declared vacant by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The polling process began at 8:00am and continued till 5:00pm without any formal break.

Polling was held in a peaceful manner amid strict security arrangements made by police, Rangers and Army.

Strong contest were witnessed between Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz. In NA 63 Jhelum, total Polling Stations are 314, and 157 in PP-232.

NA-63 Jhelum-II:

Total four candidates, including an independent contestant, participated in the run for NA-63.

The seat fell vacant due to the death of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA Iqbal Mehdi. The ruling party has now nominated his son, Raja Matloob Mehdi, for the by-election.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain is contesting the by-election on the ticket of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jahangir Mehmood Baig on Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ticket.

There are over 427,000 registered voters, including about 229,000 male and 198,000 female constituents in the NA constituency. For which, the ECP would establish 314 polling stations (124 combined, 95 for male and female each).

PP-232 Vehari-I:

The ECP announced by-election at PP-232 Vehari-I constituency after PML-N MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Yousaf Kaseliya was de-seated by the Supreme Court for hiding his assets.

There are total eleven contestants for PP-232 by-election; however, the main candidates are Chaudhry Muhammad Yousaf Kaseliya of the PML-N and Ayesha Nazir Jatt of the PTI.

The provincial assembly constituency has over 191,000 registered voters, while there are 109,181 male and 81,911 female voters among them. A total of 157 polling stations will be established for polling process.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.40 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65


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