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Ali Qasim Gilani Of PPP Emerges Victorious In NA-148 By-Poll

Ali Qasim Gilani Of PPP Emerges Victorious In NA-148 By-Poll

Syed Ali Kasim Gilani, representing the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), emerged victorious in the NA-148 by-election held in Multan for the National Assembly seat.

The by-poll on Sunday witnessed a keenly contested race between PPP’s Ali Kasim Gilani and Barrister Taimur Altaf Malik, supported by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Sunni Ittehad Council.

Unofficial results from 275 polling stations revealed that Ali Kasim Gilani secured 83,250 votes, while his opponent, Barrister Taimur Altaf Malik, obtained 51,572 votes.

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Expressing his joy to the media after his win, Gilani extended gratitude to the voters, stating, “I am very pleased with the victory and thankful to the constituents who supported me. I am committed to advocating for their interests.”

Highlighting his dedication to continuing his father’s legacy, who served the constituency for over four decades, Gilani pledged, “Yousaf Raza Gilani served this constituency for 40 years. I will carry on serving the people of the constituency, following in my father’s footsteps, for the next five years.”

It’s worth noting that Ali Kasim Gilani is the son of Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, the former holder of the NA-148 seat, who resigned from the National Assembly, triggering this by-election.