Mian Iftikhar Hussain swept away by PTI tsunami in PK-12

Hussain's opponent, PTI’s Khaliqur Rehman though sailed through securing a win with 25,432 votes.

May 12, 2013
Hussain could only get 11, 835 votes. PHOTO: INP

The outgoing Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain of the Awami National Party lost out to the rising tide of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in the province by a heavy margin, Express News reported.

The embattled ANP stalwart could only muster 11, 835 votes in PK-12 Nowshera-I. His opponent, PTI’s Khaliqur Rehman though sailed through securing a win with 25,432 votes.


Aziz Khan Malizai | 8 years ago | Reply

I dont think that ANP lost the Election because they could not deliver within the last five years, as far as I am concerned I think that on the political grounds ANP achieved a lot i.e. to rename the provice, provincial autonomy and lot more. I think tha Pakhtun even cant imagine that what they have achieved in the shape of provincial autonomy. I think these elections were very carefully engineered I dont have proof but do have a logic. In my opinion ANP and PPP were punished for their political gains i.e 18th constitutional amendment, to summon the ISI chief to the parliament and to answer the nation for the first time in history, establishing the Pakhtoonkha Oil and Gas Company. As far as the Taliban issue is concerned I think this was very great achievement of ANP to separate the common people from Taliban and to touch them, poor IK could not utter even a single word against them.

Mashroof wali | 8 years ago | Reply

@Uza Syed: I agree with your kind views, we should think all about our society and play of game between a man who have weapon in his hand and the other have been tied, so guess who will be the winner on the spot. but we are not demoralized it was a wind which ended, and insshaallah with hope for our better future.

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