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Overconfidence cost us the NA-154 by-election, says Ali Tareen

LODHRAN: In his first interview after the NA-154 defeat, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Tareen on Wednesday said that overconfidence among workers cost his party the all important by-election in Lodhran, a PTI stronghold. Ali Tareen lost the NA-154 by-polls to PML-N's Peer Iqbal Shah, an election which was being considered a litmus test for both the parties in the build-up to the upcoming general elections. "Everyone,  including workers and our team members, were sure that we will sweep this election, they…

NA-154 contest: PML-N shocks PTI with by-poll victory

LODHRAN: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged victorious in a by-election held on a National Assembly seat (NA-154) in Punjab's Lodhran district on Monday, unofficial and provisional results show.  According to unofficial results from all 338 polling stations, PML-N's Peer Iqbal Shah secured 1,16, 950 votes as compared to the runner-up, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate Ali Tareen who bagged 91, 230 votes. The NA seat fell vacant after the Supreme Court disqualified the PTI leader under Article 62…

Lodhran by-polls: PML-N, PTI fined for violating code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fined the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for violating its code of conduct for NA-154 Lodhran by-polls. The commission imposed a fine of Rs40,000 on PTI’s Ali Tareen while Rs30,000 on PML-N candidate Pir Syed Iqbal Shah. Both candidates were found guilty of flouting the code of conduct for the by-polls by arranging for members of the parliament to canvass for votes in the constituency. They were fined…

NA-154 by-election: ECP summons candidates for scrutiny of nomination papers

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued summons to candidates of NA-154 by-election for a scrutiny of nomination papers. According to sources at ECP, the returning officer (RO) has issued summons to as many as 14 candidates for scrutiny of the nomination papers which will be concluded on Jan 5. The candidates will contest the by-election on February 12 for a National Assembly seat fell vacant after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Jahangir Tareen was disqualified as Member National…

Jahangir Tareen nominates son for NA-154 by-election

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday announced nominating his son Ali Tareen as the party candidate for upcoming by-election for a National Assembly seat from Lodhran’s NA-154 constituency, fell vacant after his ouster.             Addressing the party workers and supporters at his residence in Lodhran, Tareen said he has nominated his son Ali Tareen as PTI candidate for by-election on recommendations of party workers and supporters. "I will stand by PTI and serve the people of the…