Twenty-six candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which has won more than two-thirds majority on general seats in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the 2024 general elections, were defeated in various constituencies.
According to the results released by the Election Commission, in Kohistan, the PTI lost 100%, while in Peshawar, seven out of 13 seats.
The party also tasted defeat on two seats each in Bajaur and Shangla.
PTI Provincial President Ali Amin Gandapur was also defeated on one seat in DI Khan but managed to win the other, while former chief minister Akram Khan Durrani faced the same situation as he lost one seat from Bannu and won the other.
Further, the ECP added that the PK-20 Bajaur-II seat was won by Jamaat-e-Islami’s Waheed Gul against PTI’s Anwar Zaib Khan.
Sardar Khan of the JI won from PK-21 Bajaur-III while Ajmal Khan of the PTI lost.
From PK-28 Shangla-I, Reshad Khan of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) defeated PTI’s Shaukat Ali Yousafzai.
From PK-30 Shangla-III, PML-N candidate Ibadullah beat PTI’s Sadar Rehman.
From PK-31 Kohistan Upper, PTI’s Tehmina Faheem lost against independent candidate Fazal Haq.
From PK-32 Kohistan Lower, JUI’s candidate Sajjadullah trounced PTI’s Kifayatullah.
Mohammad Riaz, an independent candidate from PK-33 Kolai Palace, whisked away the seat against PTI’s Momina Basit.
From PK-40 Mansehra-V, PML-N candidate Sardar Shahjahan Yusuf defeated PTI’s Abdul Shakur Khan.
From PK-41 Torghar, independent candidate Laeeq Muhammad Khan defeated PTI’s Shakeela Rabbani. Independent candidate from PK-64 Charsada-III, Iftikharullah Jan, beat PTI candidate Hamza Naseer Khan.
From PK-72 Peshawar-I, former provincial assembly speaker of PPP Karamatullah Chagharmati defeated former deputy speaker of PTI Mahmood Jan.
From PK-74 Peshawar, JUI’s Ejaz Mohammad thrashed PTI’s Arbab Jahandad.
Arbab Muhammad Usman, who won the only seat for ANP from PK-75 Peshawar, defeated Shahab Khan of the PTI.
PML-N candidate from PK-78 Peshawar, Zahir Khan defeated former Peshawar Nazim Arbab Asim of the PTI.
Jalal Khan of the PML-N from PK-79 Peshawar-VIII beat former finance minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra of the PTI.
From PK-80 Peshawar-IX, grandson of former chief minister Arbab Muhammad Jahangir, PPP’s Arbab Zarak Khan, defeated PTI’s Hamidul Haq.
From PK-95 Kurram-I Muhammad Riaz of the JUI beat Imran Khan of the PTI.
PTI’s Syed Irshad Hussain was defeated by independent candidate Ali Hadi from PK-96 Kurram-II.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th 2024.