The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by former prime minister Imran Khan, has won a majority of seats 15 out of 20 in the Punjab province in a crucial by-election. This is a significant victory for the PTI, which will help solidify its position in the province.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s unofficial results, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz won four seats, while an independent candidate won one seat.
Imran Khan in his message said: “I want to first thank our PTI workers & voters of Punjab for defeating not just PMLN candidates but the entire state machinery, esp harassment by police, & a totally biased ECP. Thank you to all our Allies, PMLQ, MWM & Sunni Ittehad Council”.
“The only way forward from here is to hold fair and free elections under a credible ECP,” Khan said. “Any other path will only lead to greater political uncertainty and further economic chaos.”
As PTI won the by-elections, Pakistani celebrities took to social media to express their reactions. Cricketer Mohammad Hafeez said that the people of Pakistan have given a strong indication of their political awareness and maturity through their votes.
“Let’s see how our political leaders wil take this result. Congratulations @ImranKhanPTI & all his political workers. Once again big responsibility to deliver for the people of Pakistan,” he wrote on Twitter.
Actress Mishi Khan also congratulated Imran Khan over victory in by-election.
“Congratulations @imrankhan.pti & @ptiofficialeng @ptiofficial for a clean sweep in the #punjabbyelections ,“ she said.
In a scathing attack on PML-N and other political parties, Mishi wrote that people are no more interested in “the qeemay walay Naan, biryani or free attay ki borian” as they have chosen the path of dignity and respect.
Meanwhile Faysal Quraishi tweeted;
Shaan Shahid appreciate the leader and wrote; Imran Khan the people have shown that they trust you.. for Pakistan. May the rise of Pakistan begin InshaALLAH
The famous youtuber shahveer Jafry also tweeted;
Following are reactions from other celebrities;