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LAHORE: PML-N stalwart and former federal minister while accepting his defeat on NA-122 Lahore has felicitated PTI-backed independent candidate Latif Khosa who won the seat.
In a statement soon after the official result of the constituency, Rafique announced that he is accepting his defeat and the decision of the public. He also felicitated the rival candidate Khosa on victory.
Rafique said: “Everyone should accept that decision of the voters and now we all should work together for the betterment of the country.”
It should be noted that NA-122 Lahore used to be a strong-hold constituency of PML-N, however Saad Rafique faced defeat here PTI-backed Khosa secured 117,109 votes to win the elections, while Rafique got 77,709.
On other seats of Lahore, PML-N is leading, with Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Sharif, and Maryam Nawaz having won their seats from the provincial capital and stronghold of the party.
PML-N could likely get a simple majority in the Punjab Assembly.