PTI’s Asjad Malhi concedes defeat, congratulates Nosheen on by-poll win

By: News Desk
Published: 01:23 PM, 11 Apr, 2021
Nosheen Iftikhar and Asjad Malhi
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Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) candidate who lost Saturday’s by-election in a nail-biting contest in NA-75 Daska, has accepted his defeat and congratulated his winning rival PML-N’s Nosheen Iftikhar.

In a video message posted on his Twitter account on Sunday, Malhi said, “I thank the people of Daska who have participated and contested this election with me for so long. Congratulations to Nosheen Iftikhar who won.”  

Malhi also congratulated the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which conducted a clean and transparent election.

In the video message, he thanked his party, voters and supporters who stood with him in thick and thin and fought the huge battle against the mafia. “We will come back with a thumping majority,” he vowed and wooed his voters asking them not to worry as per the PTI supremo Imran Khan’s directives.

“I especially want to thank the ECP. You have conducted the elections in the peak of COVID-19 and with great efforts you managed this elections.”

Malhi said let all take a break and then come back to the much-needed work to bring a change. He said he is ready to sacrifice his life for the country. 

Malhi vowed he would remain among his voters, supporters and party men irrespective of the election results.

According to unofficial result of all 360 polling stations compiled by the returning officer, PML-N’s Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar won the contest by securing 110,075 votes against PTI’s Ali Asjad Malhi who bagged 93,433, while Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan’s Khalil Sandhu received 8,268 votes.