PTI front runner despite losing seats in by-polls

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After a neck-and-neck contest, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) managed to win most of the seats in Sunday’s by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assembly seats with the PML-N seems to be edging past the PTI in Punjab.

Most of the seats where by-elections were held had been vacated by those elected on more than one seat in the July 25 general elections, including Prime Minister Imran Khan who won in all the five NA constituencies he had contested.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said despite the current situation, thousands of people cast votes in favour of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and that is indicative of the times to come.

Speaking to the media outside an accountability court in Islamabad, the former premier responded to questions regarding the by-polls that were held a day earlier and thanked the nation for “making the party victorious.

 

Police have arrested suspected land grabber Malik Mansha Ali Khokhar, alias Mansha ‘Bomb’, from the Supreme Court premises on Monday.

The top court had rejected the bail plea of the accused who had come to turn himself in to authorities.

The accused has now been shifted to the Secretariat Police Station.