Extension of polling deadline led to PTI's defeat: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

PTI to form the toughest and most disciplined opposition in the history of Pakistan, says Qureshi.

Owais Raza May 12, 2013
Qureshi has lost from all four national assembly constituencies he was contesting. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday blamed the defeat of his party on the Election Commission of Pakistan's decision to extend polling deadline by an hour.

Addressing the press after the announcement of results, Qureshi said his party will take into account all the rigging allegations that have been made and then decide upon forwarding a collective complaint to the ECP.

Qureshi has lost from three of the four national assembly constituencies he was contesting. He lost his hometown seat to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Abdul Ghafar Dogar which has further put him in a negative light in front of his supporters.

He said all independent candidates would do well to join PTI since his party has proved it can be the icon of change by its consistent policies and ideologies.

We plan on being the toughest and most disciplined opposition in the history of Pakistan, he added.

Correction: An earlier version of the story, quoting unofficial results said Qureshi had lost NA-150 Multan-III, but official results later revealed that he had won the seat.


winston | 11 years ago | Reply

@Sunoo Na Sunoo: I wish every Pakistani the very best and hope that the problems of the people will go away.

Chill | 11 years ago | Reply

He won from NA 150 by some Margin of 13K votes,NA 230 oficial result hasnt been declared cause ballots of 39 polling stations were snatched by PPP workers....extension of polling time indeed did well for PMN just cause of our hyper n v urgent media....Geo Tv started showing results of different polling stations from 5pm-6pm in a manner that PMLN is winning,polling had ended on most of the polling stations even before 5 pm,It made PO which are part of local administration to do massive rigging in favour of PMLN.....that 100% plus turnout at polling stations was cause of that in many constituencies in Punjab.hope u guys understand now...n remembr it was him who brought new life in PTI after joinning it...

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