PESHAWAR: Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shah Farman in special and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in particular faced another embarrassment after it lost by-polls on PK-71 to Awami National Party (ANP) candidate Salahuddin.
According to unofficial results received collected from all 86 polling stations through result transmission system (RTS), Salauhuddin received 11,224 votes against PTI’s Zulfiqar Khan, who bagged 9,755 votes.
Khan had contested on the seat vacated by his brother Governor Shah Farman. There are reports that Governor Farman has lost even on polling station in his own village. The ruling PTI party lost its second seat from Peshawar in by-elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had declared 51 polling stations in Peshawar as sensitive and 35 as highly sensitive. Polling began at 8am and ended at 5pm.
Besides Zulfiqar Khan and Salahuddin independent candidates Dildar Khan, Abdul Karim Khan, and Fazale Haq Kohi Damani also contested the by-election.