According to unofficial results, Malik Sheharyar Awan has bagged 71, 198 votes compared to his rival PTI candidate Sultan Surkhuru, who became second with 51, 063 votes.
Polling for by-election in Punjab Assembly constituency PP-23 (Chakwal-IV) happened amid rigorous security measures.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) create 199 polling channels as the paratroopers assisted the district supervision to maintain regulations and order situation.
Although all 8 candidates were vying for the vacated seats, a very close contest was expected between candidates,Malik Sheharyar Awan of the PMLN and Col (retired) Sultan Surkhru of the PTI. The PMLQ, JI and PAT backed the PTI's candidate.
JUI-F Ameer Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman went to Talagang and released supporting the PML-N prospect.