Pakistan

PTI trounces PMLN in Punjab; PMLN loses 3 seats out of four from Lahore

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Against all odds, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has swept the Punjab by-polls, remaining victorious on 15 seats out of 20, while the ruling PMLN suffered a bitter defeat managing to get only four seats. An independent candidate also reached the provincial assembly.

The PMLN lost 3 seats out of four from Lahore which is said to be the political fortress of the party. As per unofficial results, the PTI’s Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi, son of party vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has defeated PML-N’s Muhammad Salman in PP-217 Multan VII, unofficial results from all the city’s polling stations show. Qureshi secured 46,963 votes as against Salman, who bagged 40,104.

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