A Pakistani voter casts her ballot in a by-election in Lahore on September 17, 2017. (AFP / ARIF ALI)
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The seat has long been controlled by Sharif and his allies, but the by-election was seen as a test of the popularity of his party, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.According to unofficial results from most of polling stations, Kalsum had secured more than 59,000 votes while her main rival Yasmin Rashid from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party had bagged more than 44,000 votes.The PTI party, on course to finish second, is led by former cricketer Imran Khan, who played a key role campaigning for Sharif's dismissal.Another candidate, Muhammad Yaqub Sheikh -- who ran as an independent because his party has not yet been registered -- appeared on campaign posters alongside Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the leader of JuD, who has a US $10 million bounty on his head and is under "preventative detention".
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