After recount, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan loses to PTI candidate in Rawalpindi PP-7

Published: May 16, 2013

The recount was done three times. PHOTO: FILE

TAXILA: On the third recount of polls in the PP-7 Rawalpindi 7 constituency, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Chaudhry Nisar Ali khan lost to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate Muhammad Siddique Khan, reported Express News.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has not yet made the changes on their official website.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan won a seat in the National Assembly from the NA-52 Rawalpindi 3 constituency.

The recount was done thrice after an appeal from PTI.

PTI chief Imran Khan on Wednesday presented his demands before the ECP and asked that they accept them within three days.

Khan said that they were demanding a recount in four constituencies, but the election commission should verify the votes with fingerprints.
The party had reservations over the results of 25 National Assembly seats.

 

Reader Comments (107)

  • khan
    May 16, 2013 - 2:31PM

    that is good news

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  • May 16, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Please publish the final count results. How many votes for both candidates were found after this count?

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  • omer ali
    May 16, 2013 - 2:33PM

    Bravo

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  • Fami
    May 16, 2013 - 2:34PM

    I am happy for PTI. They have been pushed back through manupulation, Recount few more seats and see the difference.

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  • May 16, 2013 - 2:36PM

    Tip of the Iceberg

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  • Sani Ullah
    May 16, 2013 - 2:37PM

    Clean Bowled. PMLN, MQM and ET lost their battle against PTI over rigging charges.

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  • ali
    May 16, 2013 - 2:38PM

    This shows PTI push for recount is justified!

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  • Qasim
    May 16, 2013 - 2:38PM

    First casualty of the recount. Blessing in disguise for PMLN, he was a hardliner.

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  • Salman
    May 16, 2013 - 2:39PM

    I am sure this would be the case in Lahore, Narowal and Karachi if similar thing happened there- this is not surprising, what was surprising was what happened on May 11 during and after elections to grab PTI’s mandate

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  • Baji Jee
    May 16, 2013 - 2:39PM

    O WOW…keep recounting, you never know IK will become the PM :P

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  • Khalid Javed
    May 16, 2013 - 2:40PM

    This is just the beginning which will not end without exposing those corrupt forces who believe in bullying to power by hook or by crook.

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  • Hasnain Ali Pirzada
    May 16, 2013 - 2:40PM

    so Mian sab! still demanding sportsman spirit???

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  • imran bashir
    May 16, 2013 - 2:43PM

    Ch Nisar was a candidate for CM Punjab. No luck, Ch Sahib

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  • zeeshan is on phone
    May 16, 2013 - 2:44PM

    ecp should take action against him,who is responsible for wrong counting twice? also results should be updated officially

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  • Atif
    May 16, 2013 - 2:48PM

    All elections were properly planned and rigging was done in most of the constituencies. ECP is slient, media is biased, america is happy.

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  • Taimour
    May 16, 2013 - 2:50PM

    I blieve PTI Can win 30 seats minmum if recounting takes place

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  • J
    May 16, 2013 - 2:51PM

    And they said it was a free and fair election……………

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  • Saud Bin Farooq
    May 16, 2013 - 2:53PM

    1 down, 24 to go!

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  • Bilal
    May 16, 2013 - 2:54PM

    There you go… And they say Insafians are acting like sour losers…

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  • Samir Ahmed
    May 16, 2013 - 2:55PM

    There you go…

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  • aaaaa
    May 16, 2013 - 2:55PM

    Before PTI wallahs arrive to tell everybody we-told-you-so, Nisar initially won this seat by a margin of 311 votes. As opposed to, say, NA 125 where Saad Rafique won by around 40,000 votes.

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  • Saim Baig
    May 16, 2013 - 2:55PM

    See!! Thats why PTI wants recounting more then 25 NA seats. We will respect the real mandate!! Wont accept a forced one!! Peace!!!

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  • Observer
    May 16, 2013 - 2:57PM

    Wow!

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  • Waqas
    May 16, 2013 - 2:57PM

    And they say it was free and fair election. there was no rigging in elections!!!

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  • AA
    May 16, 2013 - 2:58PM

    I think this is tip of the iceberg

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  • STM
    May 16, 2013 - 2:58PM

    very Good ECP:)
    Way to go:)

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  • saleem
    May 16, 2013 - 3:08PM

    Good riddance ……………to this CH….. of PML N after that SH…. Qureshi of PTI

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  • Aamir Ali
    May 16, 2013 - 3:09PM

    This is a heart touching news for me

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  • May 16, 2013 - 3:09PM

    Time to recount votes on every seat! Nadra should verify thumb prints!

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  • Sirf Pakistani
    May 16, 2013 - 3:10PM

    this news will give a boost to all the people who believed that they were deceived and in some cases deprived of their fundamental right to cast their vote, especially the protestors. However, I would still endorse finger print checking over re-counting. Authorities should also mention the margin with with counting went wrong, that would tell exactly the volume of votes that were rigged.

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  • f0
    May 16, 2013 - 3:10PM

    do recount immediately and re election in KHI, do not mess with the country O Army

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  • Sirf Pakistani
    May 16, 2013 - 3:11PM

    Next in line NA 125!!!

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  • Jeddy Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:12PM

    Lets hold our horses for a bit. Recounting doesn’t imply rigging. It simply means that an error in counting was made and that has been rectified. I am afraid the real issue of rigging by matching thumbprints would go unnoticed in this clamor for recounting in other constituencies as well.

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  • Faheem
    May 16, 2013 - 3:15PM

    Good news for democracy and democratic process.

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  • from Dubai
    May 16, 2013 - 3:19PM

    Recount PP-6 also and you will see the real result.

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  • Naeem
    May 16, 2013 - 3:20PM

    Happy moment :-)

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  • Taz100
    May 16, 2013 - 3:23PM

    HAHAHAHHA!! Free and fair elections!

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  • Shoaib
    May 16, 2013 - 3:24PM

    Interesting.

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  • Danyal
    May 16, 2013 - 3:33PM

    @aaaaa:
    Yes but everyone knows he locked himself up in a booth and probably put like 35000 of those votes himself.

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  • Noble Tufail
    May 16, 2013 - 3:35PM

    It also shows how sharifs are controlling the election process. You cannot have two CMs in Punjab, IK cannot win from punjab, Abrar cannot win againt Ahsan Iqbal (the camel bird), Let IK deal with KPK .. everything sounds so Sharifs way these days

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  • Ali Abul Hassan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:38PM

    @ ECP, go for more recounts and @ people, be ready for more good surprises…!

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  • May 16, 2013 - 3:39PM

    @Bilal:
    “There you go… And they say Insafians are acting like sour losers…”

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    Just acting like one?

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  • Uns Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:42PM

    If ECP wants people to respect election system and wants people to turn up again next time, it should conduct and complete audit of all the constituencies with NADRA thumbprint verification. Put riggers in jail and conduct re-election where necessary.

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  • ali asadullah khan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:43PM

    that’s really wowoooooo………great job ECP and gud decision y Khan

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  • May 16, 2013 - 3:44PM

    counting should be done…… PTi We are with you….
    dear protesters against recounting….. do not get warmed let them recount. you will realise its importance soon

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  • dr khan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:47PM

    yes i am sure if this would be clean and fair election imran khan would have clean swept election as he used to say,but what was done b4 on and after 11th may is azhar mina shams .

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  • THE
    May 16, 2013 - 3:48PM

    I am just sooo glad this guy is irrelevent now…. It was torture to watch him on tv everyday for the last 5 years.

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  • KAT
    May 16, 2013 - 3:50PM

    Similar and more cases can be definately found in Karachi, where PTI can win by defeatring MQM.

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  • psychedelic
    May 16, 2013 - 3:52PM

    “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”

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  • drebar
    May 16, 2013 - 4:00PM

    In the light of this discovery, the ECP should formulate a system where each and every constituency result is verified thru thumb print. IK says it will take two days for one constituency. So, formation of the govt should go ahead, but this verification system needs to run in the background, automatically nullifying the previous result and giving the seat to the deserving candidate who had actually won. This system should be started with National Assembly seats, and once the technicalities are sorted out, should be applied to the entire electorate.

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  • abdul hafeez
    May 16, 2013 - 4:00PM

    plz tell me the number of votes????????? Congrats to PTI n Mr.sadiq khan..

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  • RizwanKhan
    May 16, 2013 - 4:00PM

    Bowled out!!! Thats what we been saying for long. Now 3rd umpire should decide on other challenged decisions.

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  • ifti
    May 16, 2013 - 4:03PM

    I was expecting round about 60 NA seats for PTI… but i was astonished to know that they were very low…If recounting done then PTI can get atleast ten seats…Recommend

  • Sonya
    May 16, 2013 - 4:04PM

    BIG Question mark on ECP competence, who doesn’t know how to counting. This country needs Education and only educated lot can ensure that.

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  • aftab
    May 16, 2013 - 4:06PM

    This nation doesn’t deserve IK!

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  • ahmer
    May 16, 2013 - 4:15PM

    This is the face saving deal done to appease PTI and their masters in ISI

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  • M. Toseef
    May 16, 2013 - 4:16PM

    ECP should take it serous and there must also be recounting in other constituencies eg. Lhr and Karachi.Recommend

  • Jibran
    May 16, 2013 - 4:18PM

    Those who planned and executed the rigging and their accomplices should all be tried, sentenced, and banned for life. Mere recount is not enough.

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  • Uj31
    May 16, 2013 - 4:19PM

    He lost with a vote difference of 300-400. More like human error instead of rigging.

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  • Rationalist
    May 16, 2013 - 4:25PM

    This is for provincial assembly people not NA-* – I blew my bubbles initially thinking it is NA and don’t want you to do the same to yourself – Peace

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  • Pindite
    May 16, 2013 - 4:28PM

    Pindites have kicked out PMLN and Chaudhry Nisar completely :D …Proud to be a Pindite!!

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  • wafaq
    May 16, 2013 - 4:39PM

    this result shows the credibility of general elections. PML-N will be happy as Nisar was insisting for CM Punjab post as per media reports. Now he is out and Shahbaz will feel ease.

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  • Muhammad Ilyas
    May 16, 2013 - 4:42PM

    Shame on PMLN. That’s why they always get harsh when recounting is asked by PTI. If Election Comission is fair then recounting should be done for all over Pakistan.

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  • Aysha
    May 16, 2013 - 4:43PM

    @KAT:
    in your dreams

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  • Pakistani
    May 16, 2013 - 4:44PM

    There should be a recount until Mr. Nisar wins

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  • Asif
    May 16, 2013 - 4:46PM

    I am very happy with decision of ECP to recount disputed constituency votes and respect the mandate of the people Pakistan.

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  • Arsalan
    May 16, 2013 - 4:47PM

    So if I have understood this right:: After PTI’s appeal, the recount was done thrice as a precaution to make sure new results are accurate?
    OR the recount was done thrice, and only the third time it was revealed PTI is the winner?

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  • Confused
    May 16, 2013 - 4:49PM

    He has the best set of hair. Wonder why the make fun of his hair.

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  • Historian 1
    May 16, 2013 - 4:50PM

    Hope Mian Sb will not make him ambassador in America.

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  • Qamber
    May 16, 2013 - 4:53PM

    Game Over ….! Ch. Nisar Sb.

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  • Ahmer
    May 16, 2013 - 4:53PM

    Mashallah I am very happy

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  • Imtiaz
    May 16, 2013 - 5:01PM

    What a shame for ECP…..

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  • aaaaa
    May 16, 2013 - 5:02PM

    @Danyal:

    really? so why did he shut omer cheema and hamid khan up then? they didnt have much to say. the only thing hamid khan did was show a video taken in sindh and lied about it saying it was taken in NA 125. same thing mazari did.

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  • Asif
    May 16, 2013 - 5:14PM

    I am happy with the verdict of ECP for the recount votes of constituency 7 and give respect to the mandate of constituency 7 People. This is historical Victory over the PML-N .

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  • Dodo
    May 16, 2013 - 5:14PM

    Since responsibility lies with ROs, and they can be sent to jail for all the wrongdoings, they realized it and rectifying it. In other words, in economic terms, market forces will balance rigging and non-rigging polling stations till we reach the point of equilibrium.

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  • imran khan
    May 16, 2013 - 5:27PM

    if they go for a recount across the country, the number of PMLN, 126 seats will shift to PTI, i am 100% sure do you…?

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  • Shaami
    May 16, 2013 - 5:27PM

    @Pindite: Taxila is not in Pindi. I think the more appropriate term would be Potohar.

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  • A Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 5:49PM

    @imran bashir:
    Who knows it was a collusion of the Sharif brothers he lost in recount. He would be a justified candidate for the CM.

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  • Nazir Ahmed
    May 16, 2013 - 5:57PM

    This man was instrumental in getting Musharraf to become Army Chief passing over two seniors. It is that decision which caused the nation great suffering.

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  • Ibrar Sajid
    May 16, 2013 - 6:05PM

    Winner Muhammad Siddiq Khan
    Winner Party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
    Winner Votes 3,747

    RunnerUp Choudhary Nisar Ali Khan
    RunnerUp Party Pakistan Muslim League (N)
    RunnerUp Votes 2,952

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  • Butt
    May 16, 2013 - 6:28PM

    This was on the card once Jr. Sharif decided to keep CM position within the family, for which Nisar was promised before election. The same way PMLN first tried Ayaz Amir from Chakwal to keep him out of election by using EC, but due to media pressure could not succeed, then they had to deny him ticket. Friends in politics everything is legal.

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  • Tamoor
    May 16, 2013 - 6:28PM

    Please recount N A 122 , 125 ….. Election Commission ??? I m sure Bat is win

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  • Qasim
    May 16, 2013 - 6:39PM

    It is hard to bear these guys five more years. It drives me sick and very disappointing!

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  • ZZQ
    May 16, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Count votes even in MQM strongholds in Karachi… No surprise, PTI will win. There’s a massive shift against the allies of Zardari here

    We want re-elections in Karachi

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  • s khan
    May 16, 2013 - 6:59PM

    everyone was starting to think that PTI were sour losers and should grow up . once again IK has proved them wrong. he is a man who came into politics to change all the wrong happening in pakistan. hes the first to shout out the nara TABDEELI and NAYA PAKISTAN. sacrificing his family life for the poor of pak. these people out there in lahore are all educated and are protesting for their rights they are the true ones who can bring about change in pak. one recount and the outcome is this makes u wonder how many more fraudulent results

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  • samonrusty
    May 16, 2013 - 7:17PM

    What if someone can’t count properly? What if someone cheats when counting, to favour a candidate. What checks were put in place by the ECP? Were these polling agents made to work under oath, to do their job honestly?

    I think these are some questions which need answers.

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  • Hidayat
    May 16, 2013 - 7:37PM

    This reveals everything, if Ch.Nisar win was fake then what about other PMLN win on other seats in Punjab. This is a complete fiasco of ECP and the mandate was stolen through complete and organized rigging.

    NOW what about the polling stations where more than 100%, 200%, 350% turnout on some polling stations; that GHOST voting, is ECP closing eyes over that???

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  • Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 8:02PM

    @imran bashir:

    Ch Nisar was a candidate for CM Punjab. No luck, Ch Sahib

    That will only be possible if one of Sharif brothers become president and other a Prime minister otherwise these old parties are not democratic their leaders are dictators in their own parties who will never let any one else lead their parties when they are around neither will they let them become Prime ministers. Just look at PML(N) the whole family and extended family is on top positions in party and when in govt they all get ministries.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 8:03PM

    @Qasim:
    “It is hard to bear these guys five more years. It drives me sick and very disappointing!”

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    You can look forward to spending some quality time, under revenge.

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  • gp65
    May 16, 2013 - 8:10PM

    Every one who says Chaudhry Nisar has been thrown out has not read the news correctly. HE still has the NA seat. HE just lost the provincial assembly seat in recount. Also this is a vote recount. From a victory margin of 300 he has gone to a loss of 700 – that does not sound like rigging but error correction.

    By the way I am an Indian and do not have any favotite party in the mix. Just reading news and interpreting it accurately.

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  • [email protected]
    May 16, 2013 - 8:25PM

    Chaudhry Nisar is hero among the masses of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. No matter Ch sb lose one seat with few hundred votes. He win NA seats with huge margin and got more than hundred thousand votes. He is one of the among those political leader never lose seat. he is hero with simple and clean life. We love and respect you.

    PTI stop weeping. kids

    [email protected]

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  • khan
    May 16, 2013 - 8:51PM

    Let the winning candidates form governments on these results but verify every thumb impression with Nadara and if fraudulent votes are found hold that candidate and ECP staff responsible with severe punishment and heavy fine so in future nobody will attempt this.

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  • Shahwani
    May 16, 2013 - 11:19PM

    @aaaa sorry to bust your bubble but he won by 8,945 and not 40,000 as you claim and in a constituency with 3,260,28 registered votes its pretty much the same situation.

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  • PtonTiger
    May 16, 2013 - 11:34PM

    there goes the alliance between NS and IK

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  • Farrukh Mahmood
    May 16, 2013 - 11:44PM

    I am local of the area, ,Ch Nisar lost because of his arrogance and not giving any time to his constituency. He has alway depended upon the vote bank of PML of the area, but this time his apponents worked hard and PTI factor also helped them.I strongly feel that the politics of Ch Nisar is over from Taxila. He is also not liked by the top leadership of PML and they are more than happy on his defeat.Recommend

  • Salman Chaudhary
    May 16, 2013 - 11:59PM

    Yes, votes must be recounted in all disputed constituencies. It’s easy (though time consuming) to match thumb prints on ballot papers with those in the NADRA database and recount valid votes. I think you will find very different results in almost all Karachi constituencies. This will settle all disputes and end all protests. People need to know that these elections were fair.

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  • HMCheema
    May 17, 2013 - 1:17AM

    Tip of the iceberg…!

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  • jamshed kharian-pak
    May 17, 2013 - 1:52AM

    Big lbw a great fall!

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  • abcdef
    May 17, 2013 - 3:27AM

    I am sure Nawaz Sharif and also other parties were involved in the Rigging, that is why he declared his victory before the actual results were out. Imran Khan will have to compromise now – some extra seats. How far he can fight with these enemies of nation. They should again start the Election in presence of media and Rangers/Army.

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  • Subhan Hashmi
    May 17, 2013 - 4:49AM

    that’s the xaml # 1 of rigging………..thumb should be sccanned in front of army @ media by NADRA

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  • Talal Rahim
    May 17, 2013 - 6:07AM

    Excellent. Now the punishment for the loser’s party should be that 10 seats of his party should be nullified and open to re-polling. Unless we don’t have strong dis-incentives to cheat, or strong incentives not to cheat, these people won’t stop cheating!

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  • JK
    May 17, 2013 - 10:41AM

    So the question still exits,will the perpetrater be trialed in court anytime sooner or later??

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  • Amna
    May 17, 2013 - 2:12PM

    Although pti has lost officially but this result shows that in reality we r the winners

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  • May 17, 2013 - 4:44PM

    @Amna:
    “Although pti has lost officially but this result shows that in reality we r the winners “

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    Keep on living in the world you have fancied. Let facts don’t get in the way.

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  • Omer
    May 17, 2013 - 9:10PM

    Good news ,I think pakistan is on right track.

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  • Ali
    May 18, 2013 - 12:56PM

    Recount in NA-245 please, I bet PTI will win.

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  • a regular reader
    May 19, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Shame on you Nisar

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