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Pakistan Elections: Former PM Shahid Abbasi, Shehbaz Sharif And Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Lose

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| July 26 , 2018 , 18:29 IST

As Imran Khan emerged victorious in Pakistan’s 11th General elections on Thursday, former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan lost their seats in the election.

Abbasi lost both his seats, from his home constituency from NA-57 Murree and NA-53 Islamabad.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and former Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif lost the elections from NA-192 in Dera Ghazi Khan.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Sardar Mohammad Khan Laghari emerged victorious from NA-192 with 80,522 votes.

Meanwhile, Sharif has won from NA-132 with 95,835 votes, defeating PTI’s Mansha Sindhu.

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On the other hand, Former Interior Minister Nisar has lost both his seats NA-59 and NA-63.

Chaudhry Nisar has been winning since 1988 and it is for the first time that he also lost in his home constituency.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has also lost from NA-8 Malakand seat by 10,000 votes.

Earlier, on Thursday as the results were trickling in slowly, Sharif said, “We reject the results of the election as our party’s polling agents had been evicted from dozens of stations by the security officials before a final tally was reached, leaving them unable to monitor potential tampering.”

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Citing the same, PPP leader, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted, “It’s now past midnight and I haven’t received official results from any constituency I am contesting my myself. My candidates complaining polling agents have been thrown out of polling stations across the country. Inexcusable and outrageous.”

Imran Khan is set to become the Prime Minister of the Islamic nation winning 119 seats, 18 short of a majority.