OKARA (APS) Oct 11,2015 – Independent candidate Riaz ul Haq has won election in Okara-II in NA-144 on Sunday. Riaz ul Haq secured 83,240 votes and on second place came Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz s (PML-N) candidate Ali Arif Chaudhary with 41,050 votes.
Riazul Haq was supposed to contest on PML-N’s ticket however, he chose to register himself as an independent candidate after Ali Arif was given the ticket instead
In NA-144, PML-N’s Ali Arif Chaudhry, independent candidate Riazul Haq and PTI’s Ashraf Sohna are contesting the by-poll. Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Sajjadul Hassan is also contesting the by-election.
Police baton charged locals on Sunday after situation went out of control as voters protested against irregularities and police.
The winning candidate as per unofficial and inconclusive results, Riazul Haq said that he is victorious because of support from the poor, APS News reported.
Talking to media, he said he will highlight the constituency’s issues in the National Assembly.
Riazul Haq is an independent candidate from NA-144 constituency who was not awarded Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) ticket.