GHOTKI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Sardar Muhammad Bux Mahar emerged victorious in NA-205 by-polls after a tight contest with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) backed independent candidate Ahmed Ali Mahar according to unofficial results here on Wednesday.

The polling process was completed until 5 pm yesterday.

PPPs candidate clinched victory with a clear margin of 19,000 votes as he got 89,359 while independent candidate and his nephew got just 70,848.

However, official results will be released by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

It is pertinent to mention here that the seat fell vacant after the sad demise of former federal Narcotics Control Minister Sardar Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar.