Why PTI got defeat in NA-154 Lodhran?

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a political party of Pakistan who called itself the only anti-status quo party of Pakistan, lost a seat of National Assembly which was held by Mr. Jahangir Tareen, a leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf before with the lead of almost 30,000 votes.

After the disqualification of Mr. Tareen by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the by-elections were held in the constituency of NA-154. The best candidate for that seat was the son of Mr. Tareen, Ali Khan Tareen, according to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was the only political party of Pakistan which was against the nepotism in politics. According to the PTI’s manifesto, the party stands against two things including “Nepotism in Politics” and “Corruption”.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf strongly censures Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party for nepotism in their political parties. Pakistan People’s Party announced Bilawal Bhutto, son of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari, as their new party leader. The only political experience does Bilawal has that he is the son of party leaders and top Political leaders of Pakistan.

The same criteria to nominate party leader applied on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, although Maryam Nawaz is not heading the PML-N officially, she still has authority to manage the party’s key decisions. Without any kind of doubt, she will be the next party leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was the only Pakistani political party which raised its voice against it. Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, have expressed anger on the nepotism in politics on every forum because his children are not in Pakistan and apparently they are not interested in Pakistani politics, so he expressed his anger without any fear of future. But, he forgets that his key party leaders do have children in Pakistan and they are fully interested in politics of Pakistan.

One of the main party leaders was Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen. We have no idea why Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf took this step to nominate Ali Jahangir Tareen? According to the leaders of PTI, Ali Tareen was the only person in that constituency who was able and best to conduct elections against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Ali Tareen is an only son of Mr. Jahangir Tareen who was doing MBA from Oxford University, London. Apart from education, he is also helping his father in his family business and he is also in contact with the people of Lodhran. But, Ali has no experience in politics. He might be a very brilliant businessman but unfortunately, politics is not business.

Ali Khan Tareen was defeated in the by-election in NA-154 held on 12 February 2018. The possible reasons for his defeat are;

  • He is not much experienced as his father Jahangir Khan Tareen in politics.
  • Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s decision to nominate Ali Tareen for election just because he is the son of Jahangir Tareen.
  • Why PTI’s leaders were calling Ali Tareen the best candidate for elections while he hasn’t any political background. There are many other party workers who are working in the field for years, then why he is the only best.
  • By wearing Shalwar-Kameez and waistcoat no one became a politician.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf should show seriousness on these issues. “Don’t give your political opponent a chance to blame on you.”

The only thing I want you to understand is: اگر آپ کے غیر ضروری اچھے کام کی وجہ سے بھی آپ کے مخالف باتیں کر سکتے ہیں تو اچھا کام بھی نہ کرو، جب تک اس کا سہی وقت نہ آ جائے.

Don’t forget if people can vote you for your speeches, then people can go against you by watching your acts.

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