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Overconfidence led to Lodhran defeat: Ali Tareen

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Khan Tareen on Tuesday blamed overconfidence for his party’s upset defeat in the by-election of Lodhran. Tareen, son of PTI’s General Secretary Jahangir Khan Tareen, lost to PML-N candidate Pir Iqbal Shah with a big margin of 26, 200 votes. “We started our campaign only 20 days ago and…

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Video: Lodhran by-election

The ruling PML-N has won the by-election of Lohdran in a stunning upset, beating the favorite PTI in their stronghold. PML-N candidate Pir Iqbal Shah defeated Ali Tareen, son of disqualified MNA Jahangir Khan Tareen, with a thumping margin of over 26, 200 votes. Watch details in this video.

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Imran Khan responds to Lodhran debacle

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that he would come back stronger and win the next general elections despite an embarrassing defeat in the by-election of Lodhran. PTI candidate Ali Khan Tareen, who was favorite to win the contest, suffered an upset defeat at the hands of PML-N’s Pir Iqbal Shah who got…

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Video: Imran Khan declines comments on Lodhran by-election

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan  on Monday refused to comment on his party’s potential defeat in the by-election of Lodhran. When asked if Ali Tareen was going to lose the election, Imran Khan said that it was too early to say anything as full result was not attained yet. According to unofficial results received…

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NA-154 Lodhran: By-election on Jahangir Tareen seat on Monday

LODHRAN: By-election in NA-154 Lodhran-I will be held on Monday. Polling material, including ballot papers, will be handed over to the polling staff on Sunday. Overall ten candidates are contesting the by election. However, tough contest is expected among PPP candidate Mirza Muhammad Ali Baig, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Ali Khan Tareen and PML-N’s candidate Muhammad Iqbal…

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NA-154 bye-election: ECP issues notice to Imran Khan on code of conduct violation

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to appear before the Regional Election Commissioner/ District Returning Officer Bye-Election NA-154 Lodhran-I in person or through a counsel on Sunday (February 11) for violation of code of conduct for political parties and candidates for conduct of bye-election in…

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Sheikh Rasheed promises PTI victory in Lodhran by-election

LODHRAN: President Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed promised the nation that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will come out on top in NA-154 Lodhran by-election. He was addressing PTI’s public meeting in Lodhran as part of electioneering for by-poll in NA-154 Lodhran constituency. “I can faithfully say that PTI Chairman Imran Khan is the only…

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SC dismisses petition to stop Lodhran by-election

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking stoppage of a by-election in National Assembly constituency NA-154 Lodhran. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case filed by Shahid Orkzai. During the course…

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Shehbaz Sharif congratulates PML-N candidate over success in Chakwal by-election

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday congratulated PML-N candidate Ch. Haider Sultan over his success in by-election of PP-20 Chakwal. According to a handout issued here, he said that people had proved by succeeding Ch. Haider Sultan with majority  that PML-N lived in their hearts. “The success of PML-N is a proof…

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Chakwal by-election: ECP establishes control room

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has established a control room for receiving preliminary results of Chakwal by-election. The by-election in the constituency PP-20 Chakwal-I will be held on Tuesday. The control room, established at Room number. 107, would work from 800 to 1800 hours under supervision of director elections and receive polling day…

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PTI wins NA-4 by-election

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has won the by-election of NA-4, Peshawar, by a big margin of over 22, 000 votes, SAMAA reported. According to final results obtained from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PTI candidate Arbab Amir Ayub got 47, 586 votes followed by PML-N’s Nasir Khan Musazai who bagged 25, 267 votes. Khushdil Khan of…

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Watch: Female voters’ turnout in NA-4 by-election

NEWS DESK: Women swarmed polling stations as voting was underway in the Peshawar-based NA-4 constituency on Thursday. According to observers, the NA-4 by-polls will prove to be a litmus test for gauging the popularity of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The seat fell vacant after the death of dissident PTI MNA Gulzar Khan on…

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Bilawal reviews NA-4 Peshawar by-polls situation

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Monday reviewed the situation regarding NA-4 Peshawar by-elections at Bilawal House. According to a statement issued here, former Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, Humayun Khan and PPP candidate Asad Gulzar Khan called on the PPP chairman and discussed the upcoming by-polls in NA-4 constituency of Peshawar….

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Maryam Nawaz reaches London, evades questions

NEWS DESK: After celebrating her party’s historic victory in the NA-120 by-election, former first daughter of Pakistan, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, reached London alongside husband Capt (retd) Safdar to visit her ailing mother. However, she evaded questions from the media who pounced on her as soon as she stepped out of her car. A press conference…

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Watch: This man came on a horse to cast his vote

NEWS DESK: This man in Lahore rode a horse to the polling station to cast his vote in the NA-120 by-election on Sunday. Watch here:

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Watch: Gripping aerial view of Data Darbar during NA-120 by-election

NEWS DESK: Take an aerial view of Data Darbar during the NA-120 by-election. Watch here:

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Video: Eighty-year-old woman casts vote in NA-120 by-election

Eighty-year old Haleema Bibi was one of the many registered voters who exercised her right to vote in the high octane NA-120 Lahore by-election.  

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Everyone is voting for PML-N: Khawaja Ahmed

NEWS DESK: Senior PML-N leader Khawaja Ahmed is positive about his party’s victory in the NA-120 by-election. According to him, all the voters are casting ballots in favor of PML-N. Watch here:

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Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan once his wife recovers: Abid Sher Ali

NEWS DESK: State Minister Abid Sher Ali said that once Kulsoom Nawaz’s medical reports are out, Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan. He said the issue must not be politicized. Watch here:

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Pakistan Army becomes helping hand for aged woman

Soldiers of Pakistan Army helped an aged woman cast her vote in the ongoing NA-120 Lahore by-election.

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100 biometric machines to be used in NA-120 by-poll

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will use 100 biometric voting machines (BVM) on trial basis in 39 polling stations of NA-120 Lahore-III bye-election, to be held on September 17. According to an official of ECP, these biometric voting machines will be used in 55 male and 45 female polling stations of the constituency of…

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