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February 14, 2018

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PTI forms body to probe into Lodhran defeat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday formed a fact-finding committee to look into the shock defeat of its candidate in NA-154, Lodhran-I by-election, where disqualified Jahangir Tareen’s son faced a massive defeat at the hands of PML-N candidate Iqbal Hussain Shah.

Former secretary general of PTI, Jahangir Tareen, has been appointed as the head of the committee, which will inquire into the reasons for the defeat of the party from a seat believed to be a stronghold of PTI.

The panel will submit its report to Chairman Imran Khan within a week. Iqbal Shah managed to pocket 113,542 votes, while his main rival Ali Tareen could secure 85,933 votes. Hence, the PML-N won by a margin of 27,609 votes.

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