Top politicians suffer shocking defeat in Pak elections: Reports
Abbasi, who assumed premiership after the Supreme Courtroom disqualified Nawaz Sharif, had contested from NA-57 parliamentary seat in Rawalpindi, his native constituency of hill resort of Murree, and NA-53 Islamabad, the place he lives, as a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate.
However in line with the unofficial outcomes, the previous premier had misplaced from each the seats.
The NA-57 is taken into account as one of many most secure seat for the PML-N, from the place Abbasi’s father had received for the primary time in 1985. Abbasi had received this seat in 1990, 1993, 1997, 2008 and 2013 common elections. He had misplaced solely as soon as in 2002.
Other than him, PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif, who had contested from three parliamentary seats — one every in Karachi, Swat and Lahore, misplaced to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates in Karachi and NA-Three seat in Swat.
However he was main from the Lahore seat.
Others who had suffered in yesterday’s elections embody politicians like Maulana Fazlur Rehman, president of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), who contested on two NA (Nationwide Meeting) seats from Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat in Khyber Pakhtukhwa however misplaced on each, in line with unofficial outcomes.
Former Punjab legislation minister and an in depth confidante of Sharif, Rana Sanaulla was defeated in Faisalabad by the PTI candidate. Faisalabad is taken into account to be the stronghold of the PML-N.
One other PML-N stalwart, Khawaja Saad Rafique was defeated by PTI chairman Imran Khan in Lahore, whereas former chief minister of Sindh, Arbab Rahim was defeated by the Pakistan Peoples Get together (PPP) in Omerkot area of Sindh.
Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, misplaced from NA-24 Charsadda, which is his dwelling constituency. He was defeated by Fazal Khan of PTI.
Sirajul Haq, chief of the rightwing Jamat-i-Islami, was defeated on NA-7 Decrease Dir seat, thought-about to be the one of many most secure constituency of Jamat.
In the meantime, PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was defeated on NA-Eight Malakand seat in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa however he was successful from his dwelling constituency of Larkana in Sindh.
Former inside minister and estranged PML-N chief Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan, who had contested on two NA seats, was shedding on each the seats in opposition to PTI candidates.
The PTI chief, who had contested on 5 NA seats, was main on all of them.
The Election Fee of Pakistan remains to be compiling the official outcomes.