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PTI challenges results of NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday challenged the results of NA-120 by-election in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). PTI candidate Dr Yasmeen Rashid, who lost the crucial by-election in Lahore to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, filed a petition in the ECP calling for a probe into what she said massive irregularities in the by-election. Dr Yasmeen Rashid submitted in the petition that the ruling party…

Hamza Shahbaz’s supporters want him to form a PML-N splinter group: sources

ISLAMABAD: Aides and supporters of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's son Hamza Shahbaz are urging him to form a splinter group and break away from Nawaz Sharif-led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), sources told ARY News on Wednesday. According to senior journalist Sami Ibrahim, sources have confirmed that Hamza Shahbaz's aides and supporters want him to form his own party to come out of the shadow of his uncle Nawaz Sharif. It is pertinent to note here that some supporters of Hamza Shahbaz raised "Hamza Hamza"…

I am angry at Chaudhry Nisar, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Monday said that he is happy that PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar had the courage to question Maryam Nawaz's leadership but he is still angry at the former interior minister, ARY News reported. In an exclusive interview with ARY News, the PTI chief maintained that he is not totally happy with Nisar as he ordered the law enforcers to fire shells at PTI workers during the party's 2014 sit-in. When asked if the disgruntled PML-N leader is in contact with him, Imran…

Masses turn down court verdict with NA-120 victory: Maryam

LAHORE: Congratulating the party workers over the probable victory in by-elections in NA-120 Lahore, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz on Sunday said masses had repudiated the court ruling of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification. “People of Lahore have announced a decision over the decision. You have again shown your trust in the leadership of the PML-N. You have proved today that you love Nawaz Sharif,” she said addressing the party workers in Lahore. The voters not only rejected…

Lahore: PML-N regains power with victory in NA-120 by-poll

LAHORE: According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 by-election with a margin of 14,188 votes on Sunday. Kulsoom bagged 61,254 votes to secure the National Assembly seat, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid stood runner-up with 47,066 votes. Milli Muslim League candidate managed to get 4,174 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party candidate got 2,520 votes. The polling for the NA-120 by-election came to an…

Nawaz accuses of rigging in NA-120 by-poll

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday accused of occurrence of rigging in Lahore’s NA-120 by-election, while counting for the votes was still underway, ARY News reported. He alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) supporters were forced missing before they casted their votes. Talking to the media in London after initial results implied the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)'s win, the former PM said kidnapping of people was part of the electoral rigging. At least 12 people of the PML-N were…

ECP finalizes arrangements for NA-120 Lahore by-election

LAHORE: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalized all arrangements to hold by-election in NA-120 Lahore in a free, fair, transparent and peaceful manner on Sunday (today). Forty-four candidates, including 32 independent and 12 from different political parties, are taking part in by-polls. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz from Pakistan Muslim League (N), Faisal Mir from Pakistan People's Party and Dr. Yasmeen Rashid from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are the main candidates contesting the election. The ECP said that the…

NA-120 by-polls: What the history tells us about this Lahore constituency

Lahore's NA-120 constituency will perhaps see the first of its kind by-polls in its long history  when at least 44 candidates will join the tug of war on Sunday. The constituency in Lahore's heart comprises Islampura, Bilal, Gunj, Raj Garh, Riwaz Garden, Sanat Nagar, Ram Nagar, Dave Samaj Road, Sham Nagar, Sanda, Civil Secretariat, Prem Nagar, Momin Pura Kasurpura, Sanda, Muzang,  Kareem Park , Chauburji,  Khokhar Town and other areas. Since the disqualification and eventual removal of former prime minister Mian Nawaz…

Vigorous campaign for NA-120 by-poll comes to end

LAHORE: The time to persuade voters and garner as much support as possible for their candidates in NA-120 by-election came to an end on Friday night, ARY News reported.  All the political parties and candidates including the ones contesting independently have wrapped up their by-election campaign. Pakistan Army and Punjab Rangers have begun deploying their troops at various polling stations of the constituency to ensure free and fair election, scheduled on Sunday. As many as 220 polling stations of the constituency…

ECP summons PML-N lawmakers over code of conduct violation in NA-120

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued a notification to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers MNAs Maiza Hameed and Rukhsana Kokab for violating its code of conduct after campaigning for the ruling party’s candidate in upcoming NA-120 by-election. “ECP has prohibited members of the national assembly from campaigning for the by-election," the notification said. The ruling party has been fielding former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s spouse Begum Kulsoom Nawaz in Lahore’s NA-120…