Pakistan By-Election 2018: PTI suffers some crucial setbacks

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Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) failed to retain some seats that they won in General Election 2018.

During Pakistan by-election 2018, PTI lost the NA-131 Lahore to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Khawaja Saad Rafique. Earlier, PM Imran Khan won that seat.

National Assembly

In NA-35 Bannu, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s (JUI) Zahid Durrani, with whom the PML-N had allied secured the seat previously won by PM Imran Khan.


In NA-56 Attock, PML-N’s Malik Sohail Khan secured the seat earlier won by PTI.

In NA-103 Faisalabad, PTI’s Saadullah Baloch defeated by PML-N’s Ali Gohar Baloch.

Punjab Assembly

PTI won 3, PML-N secured 6, while independent candidates got the 2 seats.

In PP-27 Jhelum, PML-N’s Nasir Mahmood won the constituency vacated by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

PTI also suffered a setback in PP-292 Dera Ghazi Khan, which is the CM Punjab Usman Buzdar’s home town.

However, in PP-222 Multan, PTI lost the Pakistan by-election 2018 to independent candidate Qasim Abbas Khan.

KP Assembly

In PK-3 Swat, PML-N’s Sardar Khan won the Pakistan by-election 2018 against PTI.

However, in PK-7 Swat, Awami National Party (ANP) candidate won against the ruling party.

Party Position

Party National Assembly Punjab KP Sindh Balochistan
PTI 155 (+4) 180 (+4) 89 (+5) 29 (0) 7 (0)
PML-N 85 (+4) 168 (+6) 7 (+1) 0 1 (0)
PPPP 54 (0) 7 (0) 5 (0) 99 (+2) 0
MMA 16 (+1) 0 13 (0) 1 (0) 10 (0)
MQM-P 7 (0) 0 0 21 (0) 0
BAP 5 (0) 0 0 0 24 (0)
GDA 3 (0) 0 0 14 (0) 0
PML-Q 5 (+2) 10 (0) 1 (0) 0 0
BNP-M 4 (0) 0 0 0 10 (+1)
ANP 1 (0) 0 12 (+3) 0 0
AML 1 (0) 0 0 0 0

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