Multan again rejects corruption: FM Qureshi
MULTAN: On the eve of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) victory in PP-218 by-poll, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said that ‘Multanis’ once again rejected corruption, ARY News reported.
Talking to journalists along with PTI’s victorious candidate Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that they defeated the nexus of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim Leaque-Nawaz (PML-N) in Multan.
He said that Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan took lead of over 7,000 votes from his contenders in the by-elections which proved that no one’s mandate was snatched in election 2018.
The foreign minister said that PPP and PML-N shook hands to defeat PTI in Multan but the masses foiled their pan by rejecting corruption in the by-elections.
The foreign minister congratulated the masses and Prime Minister Imran Khan over the victory in Multan and said that PTI’s popularity graph was on the rise. He said that PM Imran would bring the corrupts to their logical end in the country.
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan won by-election in Multan’s constituency PP-218 on Sunday.
PTI’s candidate Malik Wasif Mazhar Raan clinched PP-218 seat by securing 46,988 votes while his close contender, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) candidate Malik Muhammad Arshad received 39486 votes.
The Punjab Assembly seat fell vacant after the death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) MPA Mazhar Abbas Raan.