RAWALPINDI  - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, as per the preliminary and unofficial results, on Wednesday crushed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in Rawalpindi by winning majority of seats of the National assembly and provincial assembly’s constituencies.

According to unofficial results, PTI candidate Amir Mehmood Kiyani Advocate defeated PML-N heavyweight Malik Abrar Ahmed from NA-61 by obtaining 32,872 votes. Malik Abrar could get 18,107 votes. Similarly, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed defeated Barrister Danial Chaudhry of N League with the margin of 20,000 votes as per unofficial results.

Overall, PTI is also leading in the provincial assembly constituencies as Faiz Ul Hassan Chohan won from PP-17 and Chaudhry Adnan bagged a comprehensive win from PP-11.

In PP-14, PTI candidate Raja Muhammad Basharat defeated Usama Chaudhry and another PTI candidate Umer Tanvir Butt thrashed PML-N candidate Malik Iftikhar Ahmed at PP-15. PTI candidate Ijaz Khan Jazzi, who was contesting general elections from PP-18, outclassed PML-N candidate Malik Shakil Awan whereas Raja Rashid Hafiz of PTI thrashed PML-N Sheikh Arslan with a big margin.

Soon after victory, the jubilant supporters and voters of PTI took to roads and started celebrating the comprehensive win in the city. Some workers of PTI resorted to aerial firing in Cantt and other areas.

However, in Gujar Khan, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf of PPP defeated won elections from NA-58 by bagging 45,995 votes while his opponent Chaudhry Azeem of PTI could only get 25,678 votes.

Meanwhile, Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Thursday termed his win against PML-N candidate in the general elections 2018 from NA-62 as the victory of Pakistan.”My win is the win of poor people, painters, mechanics, labourers, drivers, rickshaw owners, and unemployed youth,” he said in his address to voters and supporters of AML and PTI at the Lal Haveli. He was also flanked by Sheikh Rashid Shafique.

Sheikh Rashid said that he is the foe of capitalists and would bring about a change in the system and betterment in the lives of destitute segment of the society. “I am thankful to all the voters and supporters, the Ulema belonging to all schools of thought and even of those who belonged to PML-N and voted for me,” he added.

He said that he along with PTI Chief Imran Khan would change the system completely and would provide basic necessities to poor segment of the society. “If we cannot change the fate of people of Pakistan then we will destroy the dirty system of Pakistan,” he added.

He said he has no grudge in his heart for Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for upholding the decision of the Lahore High Court by rejecting his appeal against the postponement of general elections 2018 in NA-60.  He said that a free and liberal foreign policy would be formed and foreign exchange would also be brought in the country.

Sheikh said his opponents made the mockery of him whenever he talked about forming government along with Imran Khan. He said those who were out on a mission to earn respect for vote are crying today after the countrymen gave respect to vote by electing Imran Khan and his team in general elections 2018. “Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Mushahid Hussain Syed are making hue and cry after people gave respect to vote by showing their trust in Imran Khan,” he said.

Coming hard on Mushahid Hussain Syed, Sheikh Rashid said that he did not deserve even to be elected as a councillor in the local bodies. He dubbed Mushahid Hussain Syed a tout of agencies and agent of foreign powers. He said Adiala Jail is waiting for two new inmates Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Mushahid Hussain Syed. He said that he defeated his opponent with a lead of 20,000 votes.

 

ISRAR AHMED