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A petition has been filed to disqualify the PML-N candidate in PP-227 Lodhran

A PTI candidate in Lodhran’s PP-227 has petitioned the ECP to disqualify the PML-N candidate who won the election in the area. PTI’s Nawab Amanullah has filed a petition with the ECP against Siddiq Baloch of the PML-N. Baloch won the election with 46,072 votes to Amanullah’s 39,022. According to the petition, on Election Day…

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Maryam crowned: Is it democracy or monarchy?

The recent crowning of Maryam Nawaz in a public gathering by Nawaz Sharif has caused many with raised eyebrows to ask if it is democracy or a monarchy. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan categorically called it a monarchy, not a democracy. The PPP’s ‘Jiyalas’ also like to see Zardari Sahib in an emperor’s garb….

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Confrontation among institutions will not serve country: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that limit of every institution is defined in the constitution and they will have to remain within them. Responding to a point of order in the National Assembly, he said any confrontation among institutions will not serve the country. He said that according to news reports, today…

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PML-N to stage public meeting in Sheikhupura

SHEIKHUPURA: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will flex its political muscle in Sheikhupura on Sunday. In the public meeting, Chairman PML-N Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif are expected to address the audience. The ruling party staged a public meeting in Lodhran on Saturday. According to…

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Thumbs of voters, and not umpire’s finger, make decisions: Nawaz Sharif

LODHRAN: Former Prime Minister and President of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif has said that people will vote in coming general elections on the basis of performance. Addressing a workers convention in Lodhran this afternoon, he said people of Lodhran in by election rejected the elements, who remained busy only in levelling baseless allegations…

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Imran defends Ali Tareen–says PML-N spent money to win by-election

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan defended his party’s NA-154 candidate Ali Tareen on Wednesday, alleging that PML-N had spent money to win the by-election.  PTI chief Imran Khan arrived at the Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday to attend a hearing pertaining to the SSP Asmatullah torture case. Stringent security measures were taken ahead of Imran Khan’s…

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PTI comes up with fresh election strategy after NA-154 defeat

ISLAMABAD: After a shocking defeat at the hands of PML-N in Sunday’s NA-154 by-election, PTI has come up with a new election strategy aimed at bolstering the party’s support in Punjab.  A meeting of the party was held one day after an inquiry report focusing on the reasons for Ali Tareen’s loss to Iqbal Shah…

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Should PTI be worried? 5 takeaways from the NA-154 defeat

It should have been game, set and match for PTI. Jahangir Tareen had trounced his PML-N rival in the 2015 by-election by a huge margin and with Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification fresh in the minds of the public, the writing was on the wall–PTI would soon regain NA-154 which it had lost due to Tareen’s disqualification….

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Interview: Imran Khan sets eyes on election glory

After years in the wilderness the former allrounder is riding a wave of populism as rival parties stumble, decrying the venality of Pakistan’s political elite and promising an end to rampant corruption if he can win a general election due this year. Often likened to US President Donald Trump for his populist flair and Twitter…

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Pakistan is a sovereign state, will not come under pressure: Ahsan Iqbal

LONDON: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday that Pakistan was a sovereign state that would not come under pressure.  The interior minister made these comments during his talk with the media in London. Ahsan Iqbal said that no other country in the world had rendered as many sacrifices in the war against terrorism…

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Asma Jahangir laid to rest

LAHORE: Eminent lawyer and human rights icon Asma Jahangir was laid to rest at her farmhouse on Bedian Road on Tuesday. Hr funeral prayer led by Farooq Haider Maududi was held at Qaddafi Stadium. A large number of people from different walks of life including prominent members of the legal fraternity, women and her family…

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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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Lodhran victory represents triumph of movement for justice and sanctity of vote : Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Victory of the PML-N candidate in the Lodhran by-election is the first glad tiding in regards to the triumph of the movement for justice and restoration of sanctity of vote promised by Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, which also proves that the people of Pakistan are standing with him. This was stated by Minister of State…

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Ali Tareen thanks Lodhran voters despite shock defeat

LODHRAN: Defeated PTI candidate Ali Tareen said that he would continue to work for the development of South Punjab despite his defeat in the by-election of Lodhran. Tareen, who was favorite to win the contest, lost to PML-N’s Pir Iqbal Shah by a huge margin of more than 26, 000 votes in a major upset….

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Video: When Jahangir Tareen predicted a huge victory for his son

LODHRAN: PTI may be licking its wounds from the shocking defeat at the hands of PML-N in the NA-154 by-elections, however it was none other than Jahangir Khan Tareen who had predicted that his son would win by a huge margin on election day. 

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Parliamentarians react to PML-N’s upset victory over PTI

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians on Tuesday reacted to the upset victory of PML-N’s candidate Iqbal Shah over PTI’s Ali Khan Tareen.  Sunday’s loss for PTI was an excruciating one, given the fact that the constituency was considered as stronghold of the party. However, while some PML-N parliamentarians were overjoyed, PTI representatives were quite dismayed at the loss….

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Imran furious at Lodhran loss, initial report submitted to PTI chief

LAHORE: PTI chief Imran Khan is reportedly furious over the NA-154 by-election loss that Ali Tareen suffered at the hands of the PML-N candidate as the initial report found fault with office bearers of the party.  According to details, an initial report prepared by the party was sent to the cricketer-turned-politician as to why the…

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When their PM is dismissed, the public also takes notice: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Maryam Nawaz Sharif said on Monday that the public also takes notice when their prime minister is dismissed, referring to Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.  As soon as media reports started doing the rounds that PML-N candidate Iqbal Shah was about to upset PTI’s Ali Tareen in Lodhran by-election, in a flurry of tweets Maryam Nawaz…

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People of Pakistan are fighting my case: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that the people of Pakistan were fighting his case, referring to the recent Lodhran by-election in which the PML-N candidate secured an upset victory over the PTI candidate.  Speaking to media personnel outside an accountability court where he was scheduled to attend the NAB proceedings with…

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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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