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    Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

    A wake up call for PTI. Don't take the pubic for granted they want performance.


    Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is
    over


    ZULFIQAR ALI

    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf popularity bubble burst in Peshawar on Thursday as the local residents either stayed home or went to the polling stations to vote against the nominee of Imran Khan’s party for the by-election in the local NA-1 constituency.
    The newly-emerged PTI not only lost NA-1 seat in the by-polls but also shed around 60,000 votes in a short span of three months as its candidate, Gul Badshah, received 29,600 votes compared with the general elections when the party chief had polled over 90,000 votes in the constituency.
    PTI which had won all four NA seats and 10 out of total 11 seats of the provincial assembly from Peshawar in the general elections could not retain its position in the by-polls. There was no enthusiasm among the party workers to bring voters to the polling stations compared to general elections.
    Unlike the general elections, overcharged workers and ‘Tabdeeli Razaqar’ tying red and green bands of PTI around their heads and playing loud music were almost invisible. There were no long queues of voters and even some polling stations, especially women polling stations were deserted. On the other hand, workers of ANP were in an aggressive mode.

    Imran had defeated Ghulam Ahmad Bilour in the general elections with a huge margin. He had gained 90,500 votes against Ghulam Bilour who bagged 24,468 votes.
    But this time around, voters in NA-1 showed the mirror to Imran. His candidate Gul Badshah obtained only 29,600 votes while Ghulam Bilour received 34,386 votes. Ghulam Bilour was also supported by its arch rival Pakistan Peoples Party and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F.
    Political observes say the low turnout was major factor in the victory of Ghulam Bilour against Gul Badshah. The number of the voters in NA-1 is around 300,000, but the turnout in by-poll remained 12 per cent. There are several reasons for the disappointment of voters.
    Voters in NA-1 say PTI dug its own grave by allocating a ticket to a controversial figure whose nomination sparked controversy within the party ranks and files. Muhammad Aqil, a voter in NA-1, is not registered worker of PTI, but he and his entire family had voted for Imran Khan in the general election, because of Imran and his lieutenants “rhetoric” to bring change.
    “This time my entire family voted for Ghulam Bilour, because of the rude attitude of the PTI chief and his MNAs and MPAs,” he said.
    Voters complained that Imran Khan took Peshawarites for granted by surrendering NA-1 and an outsider who they believed was an Afghan national was given the party ticket.
    “Nomination of Gul Badshah created an impression that nobody in Peshawar was capable to contest the by-election,” he said, adding that the PTI chief’s attitude forced the people to give vote to the ANP candidate.
    The award of ticket to Gul Badshah created an impression in urban people that there was dearth of competent candidate and voters expressed their anguish by not going to polling stations, he said.
    PTI lawmaker from Peshawar Javed Nasim said the party leadership and workers were ‘overconfident’ that they would easily sweep elections again.
    “There was no planning and arrangements for bringing voters to polling stations,” he said.
    Another reason for the defeat, he alleged was the that administration was not fair and Ghulam Bilour had bought voters.
    Dr Syed Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy, who teaches in the Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, said rifts within the party and the three months performance of the provincial government had exposed PTI.

    “Before the general elections, PTI had mesmerised educated and urbanised a lot of the society with the slogan of change. People expected revolutionary changes and end of status quo, but PTI disappointed the silent majority through its poor performance,” he said.
    Like other political parties, the PTI ministers and leaders also continued the same status quo and therefore, people decided to stay at home on polling day, he said.

    Peshawarites? romance with PTI is over - DAWN.COM

    #2
    Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

    people are very much politically aware now, hence it should be a wake up call for all political parties. I hope PTI would also learn from this, and nominate better candidates next time.
    “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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      #3
      Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

      Originally posted by ehsan View Post
      A wake up call for PTI. Don't take the pubic for granted they want performance.
      Not sure if this points towards performance of PTI, or abnormality of our society as a whole. Voting in Bilour, who was a 5 year failure, instead of PTI, who have a 70 day old government, one can see that this voting was not about performance.
      The Thread Killer!

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        #4
        Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

        lol now peshawries are abnormal
        Only Nirales have brain and not abnormal ok ok(^_^)
        They vote a local poltians instead of an Afghani! Is this hard to digest?
        What's the difference between sky and skirt ?

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          #5
          Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

          Originally posted by Silaaj View Post
          Not sure if this points towards performance of PTI, or abnormality of our society as a whole. Voting in Bilour, who was a 5 year failure, instead of PTI, who have a 70 day old government, one can see that this voting was not about performance.



          انقلابیوں نے پیشاور کی عوام کو گالیاں اور جاہل کہنا شروع کر دیا 22 اگست سے پہلے صرف پنجابی جاہل تھے

          پشاور کی عوام نے پی ٹی آئی کی کرتوتوں کو دیکھ کر پی ٹی آئی کو ووٹ کیا نہ دیا وہ بھی انقلابیوں کی نظر ہیں جاہل بن گے!!!!


          Phateechar oye....

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            #6
            Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

            Originally posted by ehsan View Post
            A wake up call for PTI. Don't take the pubic for granted they want performance.


            Phateechar oye....

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              #7
              Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

              ^ good example you have given of PTI bashing Peshawariites. Like it or not this defeat could be a blessing in disguise for PTI.
              “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." Albert Einstein

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                #8
                Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                Agree with Mr. Haroon These elections are eye opener for both PML (N) or PTI
                MashaAllah Our nation is getting matured after facing a 5 years Democratic Govt. N league should complete its tenure (which looks hard) but if they completed & did nothing that they will become history Else wohi darmay jari rahay gaiay kah hamain 5 saal poray kanray naheen diye giay , IK ko bhi hosh kay nakhun lainay chahiye aur auratoon key tarah ronnay dhonnay key bajay KPK par tawajah day ....chalta hoon roti kahnay



                Phateechar oye....

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                  #9
                  Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                  Originally posted by EyEsOnSkY View Post
                  lol now peshawries are abnormal
                  Only Nirales have brain and not abnormal ok ok(^_^)
                  They vote a local poltians instead of an Afghani! Is this hard to digest?
                  so you are saying that the voting pattern had nothing to do with performance. Isnt that the same as what I said? Not sure why every N-leaguer stresses on being a smart alec.
                  The Thread Killer!

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                    #10
                    Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                    All blame goes to wrong policies of PTI in KPK! They vote you before than they reject you and vote to famous ex corrupt railway minister! Why? Its not an abnormal decision it's a open challenge for PTI to make things happen what they promise during elections. the major issue is terrorism it may be can't finish soon or can't be done without centeral help BUT a little voice against it and morally help of victims reach on spot of incidents could be do by local govt. Or PTI leadership. PTI leadership even was not in the namaze janaza of their MPA who was killed in sucide attack.
                    Peoples are watching every thing they are not abnormal they are quite aware about what's going around.
                    What's the difference between sky and skirt ?

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                      #11
                      Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                      well I think 2 months are not enough to judge especially for the party who is coming in power for the first time secondly, bilour sahib is very tough candidate n mind you ppl vote for personality not their work because he is one of the famous corrupt politician and he never lost this NA 1 seat, even benazi lost from him. thirdly, PTI was going through internal problems like the other member from party fought has independent candidate and thus the vote bank got divided.

                      for mianwali seat , I think amny ppl were angry tht IK didn't retain his home seat and of course the choice of candidate was not correct at all.

                      but PTI won the seat shahbaz sharif left in Punjab.

                      each n every party needs lesson to learn, PML-N more because they are the federal government, they really need to come out of Punjab n think about Pakistan.
                      Meri hasti may ANAA hay meri masti may shaaoor ...

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                        #12
                        Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                        a gentle reminder for IK, KP govt and people of Pakistan. after mere 4 days KP will be corruption free, 90 days about to complete. CM took oath on 31st May 2013. thats another story that he claimed he will end corruption in 1 month, but lets stick to IK's promise of 90 days and treat Khattak's claim a Josh-e-Khitabat like $hehbaz $harif.
                        Quwwat-e-Mazhab say mustehkam hay jami'yat teri

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                          #13
                          Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                          Originally posted by devilish angel View Post
                          well I think 2 months are not enough to judge especially for the party who is coming in power for the first time secondly, bilour sahib is very tough candidate n mind you ppl vote for personality not their work because he is one of the famous corrupt politician and he never lost this NA 1 seat, even benazi lost from him. thirdly, PTI was going through internal problems like the other member from party fought has independent candidate and thus the vote bank got divided.

                          for mianwali seat , I think amny ppl were angry tht IK didn't retain his home seat and of course the choice of candidate was not correct at all.

                          but PTI won the seat shahbaz sharif left in Punjab.

                          each n every party needs lesson to learn, PML-N more because they are the federal government, they really need to come out of Punjab n think about Pakistan.
                          bold parts contract dict each other. do you know both DG Khan seats PTI claim to have won from PMLN are actually won by personalities, Darshaik brothers?
                          Ahmad Ali Khan Darshaik, Ali Raza Khan Darshaik
                          winning these two seats proves nothing but the power of electable
                          Quwwat-e-Mazhab say mustehkam hay jami'yat teri

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                            #14
                            Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                            Sooner the public is going to realize that Imran khan is nothing more then Aamir Liaquat of Pakistani polictics
                            Do not judge me by my PAST , I dont live there anymore

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                              #15
                              Re: Peshawarites’ romance with PTI is over

                              Originally posted by Aceones! View Post
                              bold parts contract dict each other. do you know both DG Khan seats PTI claim to have won from PMLN are actually won by personalities, Darshaik brothers?
                              Ahmad Ali Khan Darshaik, Ali Raza Khan Darshaik
                              winning these two seats proves nothing but the power of electable
                              I said the same personalities matter more
                              Meri hasti may ANAA hay meri masti may shaaoor ...

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