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ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has congratulated the party workers and voters of Punjab for coming out in unprecedented numbers to defeat the entire state machinery, police harassment and biased Election commission.
Shortly after unofficial results of the Punjab by-elections showed PTI comfortably winning at least 16-17 seats, the PTI chairman, in a tweet on Sunday night, said PTI voters did not only defeat the PML-N candidates but the entire state machinery, especially police harassment and a totally biased Election Commission of Pakistan.
The former premier wrote on his witter “I want to first thank our PTI workers [and] voters of Punjab for defeating not just [PML-N] candidates but the entire state machinery, [especially] harassment by police and a totally biased [Election Commission of Pakistan].”
I want to first thank our PTI workers & voters of Punjab for defeating not just PMLN candidates but the entire state machinery, esp harassment by police, & a totally biased ECP. Thank you to all our Allies, PMLQ, MWM & Sunni Ittehad Council. pic.twitter.com/TgFqQ7EDj0
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 17, 2022
The former premier also thanked the allied parties – Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and Sunni Ittehad Council – for their support in Punjab by-elections.
However, Imran Khan said, the only way forward from here was to hold fair and free elections under a ‘credible’ election commission. “Any other path will only lead to greater political uncertainty and further economic chaos,” he added.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Maryma Nawaz and Malik Ahmed Khan have conceded defeat in the Punjab by-polls.