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Fazlur Rehman Rejects PML-N Offer, Opts for Opposition

Islamabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declined an offer from PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif for ‘important positions’ and announced his decision to sit in the opposition “for now”.

In a meeting held at Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s residence, attended by Nawaz Sharif along with several PML-N leaders including Rana Sanaullah, Ishaq Dar, and Ahsan Iqbal, the three-time Prime Minister extended the offer.

However, Maulana Fazlur Rehman reiterated his stance of not joining the coalition government and expressed reservations regarding the results of the February 8 general elections.

During the meeting, Maulana Fazlur Rahman declined to immediately commit to any promises and opted to consult with party members. He also rejected the PML-N’s offer of important positions in the Centre, questioning accountability for injustices in the recent polls.

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In light of these developments, Fazlur Rehman announced the decision to sit in the opposition for the time being.

Additionally, Maulana Fazlur Rehman emphasized that his party, JUI-F, will not participate in the election process for the National Assembly speaker, deputy speaker, prime minister, and president. He affirmed that the JUI-F will firmly remain on the opposition benches in the parliament, refraining from involvement in the election of key positions.

Who will be the next Finance Minister?

Islamabad: Senator Irfan Siddiqui, a known ally of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has made bold claims regarding the return of Senator Ishaq Dar to the federal cabinet.

According to Siddiqui, Dar, who is expected to retire from the Senate in March 2024, will soon be re-elected and appointed as the Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue.

While discussing the potential contenders for other key positions in the new government, Senator Siddiqui dismissed the likelihood of Dar becoming the Senate chairman. Instead, he expressed confidence in Dar assuming a significant role in the federal cabinet, specifically tipping him for the position of finance minister.

Read more: Shehbaz Sharif formally nominated as prime ministerial candidate

Apart from Ishaq Dar, the top ten candidates vying for the position of Finance Division head include Suleman Shahbaz, Ehsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif, Naveed Qamar, Saleem Mandviwala, Khalid Mansoor, Dr. Waqar Masood, Dr. Raza Baqir, Dr. Hafeez Sheikh, and Dr. Shamshad Akhtar. Notably, the latter five are technocrats with extensive experience in economic ministries or as central bank governors.

Nawaz Sharif Urges Parties to Prioritize Pakistan’s Interests Over Political Goals

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Supremo Nawaz Sharif has called upon all political parties in the country to pursue their political objectives without jeopardizing Pakistan’s stability and the democratic system. He emphasized his willingness to collaborate with like-minded individuals who share his vision of a prosperous and democratic nation.

Addressing members of his parliamentary party, Sharif reminisced about his efforts to reconcile with opponents following the 2013 elections, which he won with a decisive majority. He highlighted gestures such as visiting injured PTI leader Imran Khan in the hospital and suspending his election campaign for a day to demonstrate his commitment to national unity.

Sharif underscored the importance of constructive and responsible political discourse, urging parties to respect the people’s mandate and uphold constitutional principles. He reiterated his dedication to strengthening Pakistan’s democratic institutions and hoped for broader support in this endeavor.

Meanwhile, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif criticized the president’s failure to convene the assembly session, labeling it as a violation of constitutional duties. He accused the president of succumbing to pressure from Imran Khan Niazi and undermining constitutional norms by obstructing the oath-taking process for elected members.

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Shehbaz Sharif commended Nawaz Sharif’s leadership and accomplishments, citing his role in steering Pakistan away from economic crisis and initiating developmental projects during his tenure. He expressed a desire for Nawaz Sharif to assume the prime minister’s office once more, pledging his own commitment to serving the country under Sharif’s leadership.

Newly Elected Members: Who will sit where in National Assembly?  

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly hall is all set to welcome the newly elected members for their inaugural session on Thursday. The seating arrangements have been finalized based on their party affiliations and alliances.

Notable personalities, including former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will occupy seats on the government benches alongside his brother and Leader of the House, Shahbaz Sharif. The government benches will also feature former defense minister Khawaja Asif, former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and other senior leaders of the ruling coalition, such as Raja Pervez Ashraf, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Aleem Khan, and Tariq Bashir Cheema.

Meanwhile, on the opposition benches, PTI-nominated prime minister candidate Omar Ayub will assume the position of the opposition leader. Key figures from opposition parties, including Asad Qaiser, Ali Muhammad Khan, Sahibzada Hamid Raza, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, and Mahmood Khan Achakzai, have also been allocated seats.

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The inaugural session presents an opportunity for the new members to take their oaths, elect the speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly, and address the current issues and challenges facing the nation.

CM Punjab Maryam Unveils Significant Relief for 300 Electricity Unit Consumers

Lahore: In her maiden speech in the Punjab Assembly after being elected as Chief Minister Punjab, Maryam Nawaz announced significant relief measures for electricity consumers in the province.

These measures differ from the pledges made by her party leaders during the election campaign, including PML-N Vice President Hamza Shehbaz Sharif’s promise of providing 300 units of electricity ‘free of cost’ if his party came into power.

Similar pledges were also made by other political parties like the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP). However, Maryam Nawaz outlined a different relief plan, stating that her government would offer solar systems to those consuming up to 300 electricity units per month. Additionally, she promised to launch a free wifi program in Lahore, with plans to expand it to other cities in subsequent phases.

Read more: Maryam Nawaz elected as first-ever female Chief Minister of Punjab

Furthermore, the Chief Minister pledged to establish five IT universities across the province during her five-year tenure.

Person who fears failure cannot succeed, says Nawaz Sharif

LAHORE: Former three-time prime minister and supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, asserted that one could not thrive in life if they were afraid of failing.

In his speech to the Sharif Medical City convention, Nawaz Sharif, the chairman of the Sharif Medical Trust, praised the work of Shahbaz Sharif, Governor Punjab, instructors, and medical professionals. It gives me great pleasure to take part in this esteemed occasion today. I also wish to applaud the distinguished educators, whose dedication has enabled every student to be in this position.

According to the leader of the PML-N, parents are equally involved in their children’s achievement. The long-standing Sharif Medical College has become a prominent establishment.

At Sharif Medical College, admission is contingent upon 100% merit. At Sharif Medical College, the merit culture has been encouraged rather than being suggested, according to Nawaz Sharif.

According to him, students must serve Pakistan since they are the nation’s future and its capital.
According to the former prime minister, the accomplished students were benefiting Pakistan in the real world since they had to put in a lot of effort to reform and advance society. He questioned the pupils, telling them to avoid negativity, cruelty, and rudeness.

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Shahbaz Sharif, the former prime minister and president of the PML-N, also spoke to the students. He expressed his gratitude to Chairman Sharif Medical Trust Nawaz Sharif, nominated Maryam Nawaz as Chief Minister, and, most importantly, thanked their father, Mian Muhammad Sharif, who founded this institution.

Shehbaz Sharif remarked, “The students who have received the medals and certificates today.” He claimed that it is the outcome of their diligent everyday labor.
He thanked the parents, instructors, and pupils, emphasizing that the goal of this line of work is to heal and take care of people. He exhorted the pupils to help people.

Alliance at Risk: Khawaja Asif warns of mid-term elections

Islamabad: Central Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) Khawaja Asif has expressed optimism about the future of Pakistan, stating that the country has been saved from default, and collective efforts will lead to the eradication of inflation.

During an exclusive interview with ABN News, Asif highlighted the importance of unity in addressing national challenges, emphasizing that midterm elections could be held either three months or two years from now.

Khawaja stressed the significance of the existing alliance and suggested the possibility of considering midterm elections. Regarding allegations against Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s purported meeting with a former ISI chief in 2019, Asif confirmed the meeting’s occurrence and discussed political strategies.

He clarified that the matter was between the individual and the founding party, with no involvement from his party. Referring to the issuance of tickets to defected members of PTI by PML-N, Asif stated that despite receiving tickets, they failed to secure votes.

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Asif acknowledged the challenges posed by IMF conditions in 2023, leading to inflation, but expressed confidence that controlling inflation would prevent vote division.

PML-N leader Khawaja Asif affirmed his support for Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister and highlighted Maryam Nawaz’s electoral mandate in Punjab. He emphasized that PML-N secured 65% of the votes in Punjab in 2018, despite not receiving Form 45.

Maryam Nawaz Unveils Ambitious Five-Year Plan as Punjab’s Chief Minister Nominee

Lahore: Maryam Nawaz, the chief minister nominee of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has outlined her vision for Punjab as she prepares to take the helm for a five-year term, heralding what she calls a “new era” for the province.

Following PML-N’s victory and securing a majority in the Punjab Assembly, Maryam expressed gratitude to the people of Punjab for their support and emphasized the significance of the upcoming tenure. If elected, she would become the first woman to hold the position of chief minister in Pakistan’s history, overseeing a population of over 127 million.

Addressing the media after a parliamentary party meeting, Maryam vowed to set records of service and called for unity among party members to tackle the province’s challenges effectively. She highlighted key issues such as healthcare, education, local governance, sewage, and clean water, pledging to prioritize development in every constituency.

Maryam also outlined specific initiatives, including expanding the Safe City Project to all cities, establishing model women police stations, addressing traffic congestion in Lahore, and creating IT cities across the province. Additionally, she promised to streamline administrative processes by delivering certificates and services to people’s homes, providing interest-free loans to youth, and redesigning health cards for improved healthcare access.

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Moreover, Maryam pledged to focus on housing projects for the underprivileged, offering merit-based scholarships for students to study abroad, and ensuring employment opportunities for Punjab’s residents.

With her ambitious agenda, Maryam Nawaz aims to lead Punjab towards progress and prosperity, emphasizing inclusive development and service delivery to meet the needs of its diverse population.

PML-N is angry with Careem Pakistan, Here’s Why

ISLAMABAD: In the aftermath of the closely contested general elections of 2024, Pakistan’s political landscape has been marked by tension and uncertainty as rival parties vie for power. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), asserting itself as a major political force, found itself in a heated exchange with ride-sharing giant Careem over a social media post.

With provisional results indicating a fragmented political scenario, independent candidates, many backed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), emerged as frontrunners in securing National Assembly seats. The PML-N, despite its expectations of a majority victory to form governments at both the federal and provincial levels, fell short in the results.

In the midst of this political standoff, Careem’s Twitter post featuring a cryptic yet humorous remark attributed to PTI leader Sher Afzal Marwat, stirred controversy. The post, which came at a time of heightened political tension, was met with criticism from the PML-N, prompting calls for a boycott of the ride-sharing service.

The reaction to Careem’s post sparked a debate among social media users, with some expressing support for the company’s freedom of expression, while others condemned what they saw as its unwarranted involvement in political affairs.

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As the nation awaits clarity on the formation of governments at both the federal and provincial levels, the incident involving Careem serves as a reminder of the delicate balance between corporate neutrality and political sensitivities in Pakistan’s evolving democratic landscape.

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Election 2024 result: Latest party position

ISLAMABAD: The counting of ballots is underway after millions of Pakistanis, out of the 128 million eligible voters, Thursday voted to elect their representatives amid the countrywide internet and mobile shutdown, sporadic political violence, and a deadly terror attack in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Continuous Updates: Latest Party Positions Evolving Over Time

Party National Assembly Punjab Assembly Sindh Assembly Balochistan Assembly KP Assembly
PTI-backed Independents 93 116 11 0 84
 PML-N 75 138 0 10 5
PPP 54 10 83 11 4
MQM-P 17 0 28 0 0
Independents 9 22 3 5 8
JUI-F 4 0 0 10 7
PML 3 7 0 0 0
IPP 2 1 0 0 0
BNP 2 0 0 2 0
PML-Z 1 1 0 0 0
MWM 1 0 0 0 0
PNAP 1 0 0 0 0
BAP 1 0 0 4 0
PkMAP 1 0 0 0 0
NP 1 0 0 3 0
TLP 0 1 0 0 0
ANP 0 0 0 2 1
Haq Do Tehreek Balochistan 0 0 0 1 0
PNAP 0 0 0 0 0
GDA 0 0 3 0 0
Jamat-e-Islami 0 0 2 1 2
Pakistan Rah-E-Haq Party 0 0 0 1 0
BNP-A 0 0 0 1 0
PTI-P 0 0 0 0 2
NDM 0 0 0 0 0

As many as 17,816 independent and party-affiliated candidates contested 265 National Assembly, 296 Punjab Assembly, 130 Sindh Assembly, 113 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), and 51 Balochistan seats — a total of 855.

The polls, the largest-ever in the country’s history, are pivotal for the country’s uncertain socioeconomic and political future given the dire economy and security situation — and arguably an all-time high political polarisation.

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The run-up to the polls saw violence with a significant surge in terrorist attacks, especially in Balochistan and KP.

Apart from the cowardly terrorist attack on police in Dera Ismail Khan (DI) that martyred four police, the polling day witnessed relevant calm with no major violent incident reported from anywhere in the country.

A controversial eleventh-hour action by the government that cast doubts on the transparency, fairness, and freedom of polls was the suspension of mobile and internet services across the country. This move drew heavy fire from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JIP) Emir Hafiz Naeem Ur Rehman, and independent candidate Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, and others.

The PPP chief was so outraged over this abrupt shutdown of mobile services that he even wrote to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa to take notice and have the apex court implement the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) 2018 orders barring suspension of these services on polling day.

Nevertheless, polling continued as people gathered outside 90,675 polling stations to cast their ballots which concluded at 5pm.

While the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) promised to announce the election results without any delay, hours-long delays sparked controversy with several parties casting doubts.

However, the commission has started releasing provisional results, ending uncertainty among candidates.

Will not be candidate for Prime Minister: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said on Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for prime minister as his party has not received the mandate to form government.

Addressing a press conference in Zardari House in Islamabad, Bilawal added that there were two groups who had received more seats in the National Assembly compared to the PPP.

He added that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has already decided not to talk to the PPP, which leaves Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz as the main candidate for government.

Bilawal also said that the PPP does not want to take up ministries in the new government if it is led by the PMLN but would support the prime minister on an issue to issue basis.

“Pakistan Peoples Party has decided that while we are not in a position to join the federal government ourselves, nor would we be interested in taking ministries in such a set up, we also do not want to see political chaos in the country,” he said.

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However, he also said that if no party manages to form government, it could leave re-election as the only option which could only lead to more instability.

Who is Waseem Qadir, the PTI defector?

Waseem Qadir, an independent candidate in Lahore supported by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and victorious in the general elections on February 8 from the National Assembly’s NA-121 constituency, has announced his affiliation with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“My name is Waseem Qadir. I was the secretary-general of PTI in Lahore. The first elected member to leave the party after the elections, the former leader of the PTI, declared, “I have gone back to my house.”

Shortly after the PTI came to power in December 2018, Waseem became a member of the party. He is the son of the late Chaudhry Ghulam Qadir, a former PPP MPA. He held the positions of deputy mayor of Ravi Town and MPA for the PML-N from Lahore before to joining the PTI. He had eleven years of PML-N affiliation.

Notably, the 60-year-old politician’s second party was not PTI. Waseem’s allegiance was with the PPP before he joined the PML-N ten years ago. It was on this ticket that his father, Chaudhry Ghulam Qadir, ran in the 1988 and 2002 elections.

Waseem’s father, Chaudhry Ghulam, fought against the martial law imposed by former dictator Ziaul Haq for eleven years. In the 1988 general elections, Benazir Bhutto, the PPP’s then-chairperson, gave him the party ticket, and he was fielded from then-PP-129 where he won, collecting about 25,000 votes and defeating the IJI candidate Nisar Ahmed. During that time, Waseem also actively took part in his father’s campaign, and he eventually settled in Norway. His allegiance remained with the PPP, nevertheless, and in the 2002 general elections, the PPP again fielded his father Ghulam for a National Assembly seat; however, he was defeated by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the PML-N.
By 2007, Waseem had established a solid rapport with the PML-N leadership. As a result, Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif gave him a ticket from PP-144, the seat that was previously under NA-123 and was being contested by Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, in the February 2008 general elections. With ease, Waseem was elected and held the position of MPA for five years.

He was not given a ticket for the 2013 general elections; instead, Bau Akhter was fielded to fill the seat that Waseem had won in 2008. He held the position of head of the Mines and Minerals Department Punjab for a while, and the party appointed him deputy mayor of Ravi Town following the 2015 Local Government elections. Following a furious verbal altercation in Model Town with the opposition leader from Punjab at the time, Hamza Shahbaz, about the subject of councilor tickets for LG by-polls, Waseem left the PML-N.

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Election 2024: When will Nawaz Sharif announce the Punjab Chief Minister?

LAHORE: With the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) taking the lead in the Punjab Assembly, Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar has said that Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the party, will shortly choose the province’s next chief minister.

Speaking during a press conference on Sunday, Tarar stated that the PML-N was consulting with allies to choose a candidate for Punjab’s next CM. Additionally, he asserted that the PML-N would have 160 members in the Punjab Assembly. The former law minister bemoaned the attempt to call into question the outcome of the election.

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He mentioned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) without mentioning it by name and stated that although one party had concerns about the election results, the same party was celebrating the results in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and asserting that people had voted for them.

“We honor every party’s mandate and anticipate the same behavior from others,” Azam Tarar declared, noting that the PML-N’s central figures, like Khawaja Saad Rafique and Rana Sanaullah, had also lost in the polls.

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After the general elections held on February 8, PML-N secured the most seats in the Punjab Assembly with 138, followed by independents supported by the PTI with 116. The number of candidates running as independents without party affiliation was 22, PPP with 10, PML-Q with 7, IPP, TLP, and PML-Z with one seat each.

Nawaz Sharif extends Invitation to Independent Candidates to form Coalition Government

Lahore: PML N Leader Nawaz Sharif, declared on Friday that his party had become the “single-largest party” in the general election of 2024 and extended an invitation to all winning candidates and political parties to convene and establish a coalition government in order to resolve Pakistan’s present issues.

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Even though the PML-N is lagging candidates supported by the PTI, the former prime minister sent his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar to meet with the leaders of the PPP, MQM, and other political parties in order to find common ground. This address is being referred to as his winning speech.

He emphasized, “We have to sit together for the betterment of Pakistan,” and said that all lawmakers, the parliament, and the military forces should do their part to ensure the nation’s prosperity.
63 seats in the National Assembly have been won by his party thus far, based on preliminary and unverified results.

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With 91 seats, independent candidates lead, and PPP comes in third place with 48 seats. Nawaz Sharif went on to say that Punjab had also given his party a majority. “We will serve you in Center and Punjab.”

“At this point, Pakistan cannot afford any chaos. We need to get together to discuss the issues.” However, PTI has said that it will not create a coalition government with PPP and the PML-N.

Election 2024: Nawaz Sharif announces to reveal future strategy today

The leader of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, would present the country with the future roadmap after 5:30 this evening.

“I pray to Allah Almighty for victory in elections,” he uttered.

Nawaz Sharif declared, “I have always been indebted to the love of the people.”

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The announcement followed the ECP’s release of the official results for the national and provincial assemblies, where the PMLN and independent candidates are facing stiff battle for dozens of seats.

Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the chief organizer of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) and senior vice president of the party, had already spoken out about the Election 2024 results, stating that the PML-N had become the single largest party in the center.

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“As opposed to the false perception deliberately built by a section of media last night, PMLN, Alhamdulillah emerging as the single largest party in the centre and in Punjab,” Maryam Nawaz Sharif wrote in a post on X, the previous Twitter platform.

“Some results awaited,” stated Maryam Nawaz. As soon as the results are in, MNS will go to PMLN HQ for the victory speech. With Allah be it. Pay attention.

Elections 2024: NA-130 Pakistan LIVE results

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif is facing the challenge of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf backed Yasmeen Rashid and others.

NA-130: Elections 2024 Pakistan results LIVE

NA-130 (Lahore)
 Position Party Name Vote Count
1 PML-N Nawaz Sharif 12,300
2 IND/PTI Yasmeen Rashid 27210
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Election 2024: Nawaz Sharif vs Yasmin Rashid NA-130 Results and Update

LAHORE: Voting for Pakistan’s eagerly expected general elections of 2024 has started nationwide. Voters are focusing on the highly anticipated races in a number of seats, including NA-130, where PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif will face PTI leader Dr. Yasmin Rashid.

As per the ECP norms, the mainstream media will begin publishing unofficial results after 6:00 pm, with the polls ending at 5:00 pm.

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NA-130 Area

The NA-130 constituency covers City Tehsil’s Charge No 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 69, and 70.

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Top Candidates

PML-N’s Nawaz Sharif, PTI-backed (PTI) Dr Yasmin Rashid, TLP’s Muhammad Khurram Riaz, and JI’s Sufi Khalique Ahmad Butt, are among the top contenders in NA-130.

Results:

You can check results on our channel once they start to pour in.

 

“Power Corridors”: Political venues where Superpowers Clash

After a fierce campaign, the last round of voting is only hours away, and the lines of battle have been drawn. It’s now time to make a decision. The general elections on Thursday (tomorrow) will see over 800 seats in national and provincial assemblies up for grabs.

Nearly all of the party leaders and a number of prominent politicians are fighting for those seats in an attempt to win political glory. Let’s take a look at the arena of contention, which includes party bosses, past presidents, prime ministers, governors, and prominent party figures.

NA-130, Lahore: Yasmin Rashid, from  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is running against Nawaz Sharif, the Quaid of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and a former prime minister.

NA-10, Buner: PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan is running against Sher Akbar Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

NA-44, Dera Ismail Khan: Ali Amin Gandapur, backed by the PTI, and Faisal Karim Kundi, the former deputy speaker of the National Assembly for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), are involved in a three-way contest led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, the head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto is up against PTI-backed Abbas Khokhar and PML-N’s Atta Tarar in NA-127, Lahore.

NA 6, Lower Dir: JI Ameer Sirajul Haq is facing Bashir Khan, who is supported by the PTI.

NA-264, Quetta: Mir Jamal Khan Raisani of the PPP is running against Akhtar Mengal, the leader of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M).

NA-266 Kila Abdullah-cum-Chaman: Maulana Salahuddin of the JUI-F is running against Mahmood Khan Achakzai, the leader of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP).

NA-248, Karachi: Arsalan Khalid, sponsored by the PTI, is running against Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the convener of the Rabita Committee of the Muttanida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

NA-24, Charsadda: PTI-backed Anwar Taj opposes Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leader Aftab Sherpao.

NA-149, Multan: PTI-backed Aamir Dogar squares off against Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) patron Jahangir Tareen.

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NA-253 Ziarat-cum-Harnai-cum-Sibbi-cum- Kuhlu-cum-Dera Bugti: Mir Dostain Domki of the PML-N is up against Shahzain Bugti, the leader of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP).

NA-33, Nowshera: PTI-Parliamentarian chief and former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak, is running against independent Akhtar Wali Khan and PTI-backed Shah Wahid Ali Shah.

NA-56, Rawalpindi: Hanif Abbasi of the PML-N is running against Sheikh Rasheed of the Awami Muslim League (AML).

NA-207, Nawabshah: PTI-backed Sher Muhammad Baloch is running against PPP’s former president Asif Zardari.

NA-123, Lahore: Afzal Azim, backed by the PTI, and Liaquat Baloch of the JI are the opponents of former prime minister Shahbaz Sharif of the PML-N.

NA-48, Multan: Ahmed Hasan Dehar of the PML-N is up against PPP’s former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

PML-N Chief Organizer Maryam Nawaz is running in NA-119, Lahore, against Shahzad Farooq, who is supported by the PTI.

NA-118 Lahore: Alia Hamza, supported by the PTI, is running against former Punjab chief minister Hamza Shehbaz.

NA-117 Lahore: Ali Ijaz Butar, supported by the PTI, is competing against IPP President Abdul Aleem Khan.

NA-241, Karachi: Dr. Farooq Sattar of the MQM is running against Khurram Sher Zaman, who is supported by the PTI.

Sialkot, NA-71: Khawaja Asif of the PML-N takes on PTI-backed Rehana Dar

NA-19 Swabi: Khanzada Shahnawaz of the ANP opposes former Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser.

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NA-54, Rawalpindi: Ghulam Sarwar Khan, the joint candidate of the PML-N and the IPP, is running against Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, a former interior minister.

NA-122, Lahore: PTI-backed former governor and former minister of railways Saad Rafiq of the PML-N is facing off against Sardar Latif Khosa.

NA-246 Karachi: JI Karachi Ameer Hafiz Naeemur Rehman is running against former MQM minister Syed Aminul Haque.

NA-100, Faisalabad: Samira Nisar Jat, sponsored by the PTI, is running against former interior minister Rana Sanaullah of the PML-N.

NA-11, Shangla: PTI-backed Dr. Amjad is up against Engineer Amir Maqam of the PML-N.

NA-18 Haripur: PML-N’s Babar Nawaz Khan takes on PTI secretary general Omar Ayub Khan.

Shehbaz pledges to develop Kasur District as Lahore

Kasur: President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shahbaz Sharif has pledged to develop Kasur District as Lahore.

Addressing a public gathering in Kasur, Shahbaz Sharif has said, “Khuddian, you have choose me as a candidate for the National Assembly from this constituency along with the great elders, young comrades, and my sisters. I have heard since childhood that Khuddian is in my blood, my caste, and my home.”

He expressed gratitude and said, “If you make me successful with your vote from here, I want to say with humility that under Nawaz Sharif’s leadership, we will turn Kasur district into Lahore. I want to thank you for coming out in large numbers for this election campaign, this is the last rally of this election campaign.”

Former Prime Minister added, “I have counted the three times Nawaz Sharif served as Prime Minister of Pakistan everywhere. On one hand, there is Nawaz Sharif’s service, and on the other hand, there is fraud and deceit. On one hand, Nawaz Sharif loves the country, on the other hand, there are those who oppose Pakistan. The person who seeks the well-being of the country is Nawaz Sharif. On one hand, there are those who sit idle, on the other hand, there are those who made Pakistan a nuclear power on May 28. Our neighbors cannot see us with good intentions.”

Shahbaz Sharif highlighted Nawaz Sharif’s resilience during tough times, stating, “Whenever a tough time came upon Pakistan in the past, when Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister for the first time, a massive flood hit Pakistan. I testify to Nawaz Sharif‘s resilience until he went into the sea and rebuilt homes, and when there was another flood here, people were walking in long marches.”

He further added, “The sun that rises on February 9 will set on May 9. You have to decide whether you want to take a basket of troubles with you or educate your children, or follow a person who taught the nation to swear and spread hatred.”

Shahbaz Sharif emphasized, “Nawaz Sharif never called any military ruler ‘Mir Jafar’. Who is the leader whose posters are seen all over Pakistan for development projects? Nawaz Sharif left his case to Allah and never set fire to any memorable object or resorted to black magic.”

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Shahbaz Sharif also commented on the political situation in Sindh, stating, “A kind-hearted politician in Sindh told me that the PML-N did not hold any rally in Karachi and Sindh. Your performance is doing the work of our rallies. You say you will turn Karachi into Lahore, so what’s left behind for me?”

Will start Islamabad-Muree Train if came into power: Nawaz

MURREE: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif has promised a train service starting from Islamabad to Murree and Muzaffarabad after coming into power.

Addressing a public gathering in Murree, Nawaz said the youth are standing by his party. Pakistan has always stood by the people of Indian illegally Jammu and Kashmir, he added.

Nawaz said that PML-N will rebuild Pakistan again as the PTI government did not fulfilled their promises and did nothing for Pakistan.

Sharif pledged earlier in his Gujranwala Public gathering to eliminate poverty and unemployment in the country if he secures victory in the upcoming Feb 8 general elections.

Nawaz Sharif noted that if his government had not been ousted, not a single person here would have been unemployed.

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Mentioned Transparency International’s report, Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan’s ranking on graft index improved under Nawaz Sharif-led government. “Not only corruption, the price of bread, flour and sugar were also at the lowest”, he reiterated.

PMLN supremo further said that the judge, who was in line to become new Chief Justice and awarded him sentence, resigned and went home. “That judge was involved in my ouster,” he added.