Quetta (February 19, 2008): Barkat Ali Thamaki of Hazara Democratic Party, a candidate for NA 260, lost his bid for the National Assembly seat according to preliminary results.
Barkat Ali Thamaki, who received 350 votes, came in fourth, while Sardar Alhaj Muhammad Umer Goragaje of Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians swept the election by receiving 41,036 votes. Sardar Fateh Mohammad Hassani of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam came in second with 27,645 votes. Malik Sikandar Khan of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal came in third, with 1,010 votes.
NA 260 covers parts of Quetta, Chaghi and Nushki.
The other Hazara candidates running for this seat, including Abdul Ali Hazara and Mohammad Abbas, failed to make any impact on the ballots. Earlier on, Hussain Ali Yousufi and Colonel Younus Changezi also lost their bids for Provincial Assembly seat of PB 6, Quetta 6.
The total number of registered voters for this constituency was 58,601, with a total number of 364 polling stations.
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