LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Thursday has reached Lodhran to celebrate Jahangir Tareen’s win in the NA-154 by-election.
Talking to the media, Khan said that several dummy polling stations were caught in NA-154 while still elections were rigged at some stations in the constituency.
Khan said that PTI defeated the ruling party with a margin of as many as 40,000 votes which is huge. He said that members of the party worked really hard and the party deserved this achievement.
Tareen won the seat with more than 1.17 lac votes while PML-N’s Siddique Baloch could only manage 73,247 votes.
Overall polling situation on December 23 remained in control owing to Pakistan Army and other law enforcement agencies.
A re-poll was ordered in the constituency by election tribunal after Siddique Baloch was denotified in August for possession of fake academic credentials.
Baloch had won the seat in the General Elections 2013 as an independent candidate and got himself associated with PML-N afterwards.