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PTI emerges as largest political party in by-elections: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has once again emerged as the largest political party in by-elections.

In a statement, the minister said the trend in by-polls proved that people are with the PTI. The party was a true symbol of federation as its representation was appearing in all the four provinces, he added.

He said all the status quo parties had tried to block the way of change. The opposition parties were now only restricted to some specific areas and constituencies, he added.

By-polls in 35 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies were held across the country on Sunday.

A total of 370 candidates were in the run for by-elections in 35 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies, out of which 218 candidates had contested from Punjab, 57 from Sindh, 59 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 36 from Balochistan.

According to unofficial results, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) managed to grab four NA seats each while PML-Q surprised everyone by winning two NA seats. MMA’s Zahid Durrani emerged victorious from NA-35 Bannu.

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