Ahead of No Trust Vote, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Leads Local Survey In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pak

Pakistan: Imran Khan says residents of the province have rejected “traitors”. (File)


Ahead of Sunday’s no-confidence motion against him, the battered Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday got a blow in the arm following the “huge success” of his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party in local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The ruling PTI is leading in the second phase of local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while the vote count is still underway, Geo News reported.

Voting was held for the 65th tehsil council chairman and mayor slots.

The results showed that the count for 48 out of 64 tehsil ceremonies was completed. According to unconfirmed results, PTI was successful in 24 tehsil councils and was in the top position in seven tehsil councils.

Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) won seven seats and led four other tehsil councils. Independent candidates succeeded in seven tehsil ceremonies and took the lead in one ceremony.

The Pakistan-Nawaz Muslim League (PML-N) managed to grab two tehsil councils and lead the other three, while Jamaat-e-Islami managed in three councils and was in the top position in one council.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) won one seat and led the other, while the Awami National Party (ANP) won two tehsil ceremonies.

Congratulating the PTI team on its “huge success” in the local elections, Prime Minister Khan said the people of the province had rejected the “traitors”.

Via Twitter on the success in the majority tehsil Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imran Khan said, “Congratulations to CM @IMMahmoodKhan & our PTI team on their outstanding success in Phase 2 of the KP LG polls. Ppl KP firmly rejects traitors who sell to foreign masters. This is a warning early to all traitors about what awaits them in their area. “

Prime Minister Khan, 69, on Wednesday effectively lost a majority in Parliament after Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), a key partner of the ruling coalition, joined the ranks of the Opposition, which had tabled a no-confidence motion against him. government in the Senate.

An important vote on the no -confidence motion will take place on Sunday.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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