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August 31, 2015

Setback for PTI as PML-N wins in Mansehra


August 31, 2015

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won the seat of Mansehra district nazim while the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured the Torghar district government.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) paid a huge price for its politics of change as it lost the district government to its archrival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz after its five members, including nephew of Senator Azam Khan Swati, voted to the winning party.
Said Ghulam, the contender of PML-N, secured 45 votes and was elected as district nazim of Mansehra. His rival from PTI, Shafahat Ali, could secure 40 votes. Ghulam Murtaza of the Qaumi Watan Party, an ally of the PML-N, was elected district naib nazim, with 45 votes. His rival contender of PTI could secure 40 votes.
Retuning Officer Naveed Ahmad announced the results.
Former Member National Assembly Laiq Mohammad Khan, the brother of Azam Khan Swati, addressed a jubilant crowd and announced his loyalty to Federal Minister Sardar Mohammad Yousuf, a leader of the PML-N.
Sheryar Khan, son of Laiq Muhammad Khan, was denied the party ticket for district nazim; that is why he voted to the PML-N along with four other contenders of his party to PML-N aspirants for the nazim and naib nazim.In Torghar district, the PTI constituted its district government after three councillors of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam -Fazl voted for it.
Noor Mohammad Khan and Shamzad Khan of the PTI secured 14 votes each and elected district nazim and naib nazim.
Man kills infant daughter: A man allegedly killed his six-month-old daughter following arguments with his wife in the limits of Sara-i-Saleh Police Station.
Police officials said that Zeeshan Masood, a resident of Faisal Colony, often used to quarrel with his wife over domestic issues. He allegedly hit his six-month-old daughter against the floor after an exchange of harsh words with his wife.

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