Why PTI lost from central Punjab, startling report surface

Why PTI lost from central Punjab, startling report surface
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LAHORE – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Election Cell has unveiled the elections results report for the central Punjab from where party could not perform well in the general elections 2018.

The report revealed that why party had suffered massive defeat in the central Punjab at the hands of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N).

Out of 42 seats of National Assembly (NA) in central Punjab, PTI lost 32 to their arch rivals PML-N. Likewise, PTI lost as many as 22 seats of Punjab Assembly (PA) from Lahore, managing victory in only eight seats of the provincial capital.

The report states tickets were issued by completely disregarding merit and overlooking surveys. ------------------------------

It further read that tickets to several candidates for contesting elections on NA and PA seats were issued without proper scrutiny.

“Several families hailing from Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha, Kasur and Sheikhupura were awarded two tickets. Most of the candidates either did not run effective political campaign or opted serious strategy ahead of the elections”, read the report.

Exposing nepotism, report accused top brass of PTI Central Punjab of issuing at least 13 tickets of NA and 21 tickets of PA solely on personal relations.

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