'PML-N's victory in Daska an endorsement of PPP strategy'

PPP MNA says pleased PML-N heeded Bilawal’s advice and participated in by-election


Our Correspondent April 11, 2021

KARACHI:

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) victory in the NA-75 (Daska) by-polls has validated Bilawal Bhutto's strategy of fighting the system from within it, said Pakistan Peoples Party's parliamentarian Shazia Marri in a statement on Sunday.

The PPP fulfilled its commitment to the PML-N in the Daska by-election, the PPP MNA remarked.

Marri, who is also the PPP's central information secretary, stated that her party was pleased that the PML-N heeded Bilawal’s advice, participated in the by-election and came out victorious.

“The Daska by-election results have shown the entire nation that it is better to contest the government by sitting in assemblies,” she maintained.

She further added that the recent by-election was yet another referendum against the elected government that was won by the people.

Read PML-N clinches much-hyped Daska by-poll with huge margin

The PPP parliamentarian maintained that PML-N’s Nosheen Iftikhar did not defeat Imran Khan’s candidate only to resign from the assembly.

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was dealt a major blow after opposition PML-N emerged victorious in the much-hyped NA-75 Daska by-election with a huge margin of over 19,000 votes on Saturday.

As per the unconfirmed and unofficial results of all 360 polling stations, PML-N candidate Nosheen Iftikhar bagged 111,220 votes against PTI’s Ali Asjad Malhi, who managed to secure 92,019 votes.

By-elections are usually considered a cakewalk for the sitting government, but the results in NA-75 are humiliating for the ruling party as, according to the unofficial results, its candidate was defeated with a margin of 19,201 votes.

Even the announcement of a development package of Rs500 million for the constituency couldn’t change voters’ mood and save it from being pummeled.

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