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Cantonment polls: PM Imran seeks report over defeat in Rawalpindi, Multan, Peshawar

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has ordered to finalise the report to highlight causes of defeat in Rawalpindi, Multan and Peshawar in recent Cantonment Boards’ polls, ARY News reported on Tuesday, citing sources. 

Well-informed sources said, overall Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed satisfaction over the Cantonment election results, but expressed concern over defeat in megacities such as Rawalpindi, Multan and Peshawar.

PM Imran Khan has directed the senior party leaders to compile a detailed report based on analysis regarding defeat in Rawalpindi, Multan and Peshawar in the Cantonment elections.

The party leaders will compile a report by comparing to the past results to highlight the cause reasons behind the defeat. The report will include the selections of candidates and behaviour of the party leadership will the voters, said sources.

The premier is expected to meet party leaders of several cities tonight.

Read more: UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: RULING PTI WINS MOST SEATS IN CANTONMENT BOARD ELECTIONS

As per unofficial results, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has grabbed 62 seats, followed by independent candidates with 52 seats.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bagged 59 seats, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) 17, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM) 10, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) 5, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) 3, Awami National Party (ANP) 2 and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has won one seat.

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