PTI candidate Chaudhary Ahsan Saleem defeated his rival PML-N candidate Chaudhary Tariq Akhtar by by-election of PP-38 in Sialkot.
SIALKOT: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-July 29th, 2021) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) candidate Chaudhary Ahsan Saleem Baryar won the seat by defeating his rival PML-N candidate Chaudhary Tariq Akhtar in by election of PP-38, Sialkot.
All eyes were on the Sialkot by-election after the PTI victory in the recent AJK Legislative Assembly election. The PTI reposed trust in Ahsan Baryar for the all-important seat after the nomination papers of Qaisar Iqbal Baryar, the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, were rejected by the returning officer due to his dual nationality. Ahsan Baryar is the son of Muhammad Saleem Baryar, provincial leader of the PML-Q. Ahsan claimed the PML-Q fully supported him and did not field its candidate paving the way for his success.