Khawaja Asif defeats PTI's Usman Dar in NA-73 Sialkot

01:04 PM | 26 Jul, 2018
Khawaja Asif defeats PTI's Usman Dar in NA-73 Sialkot
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SIALKOT - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's bigwig and former foreign minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, managed to maintain victory in his stronghold, NA-73 (Sialkot) constituency, against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Usman Dar in the 11th General Elections.

According to unofficial results, Asif bagged 115,067 votes against Dar's 113,774 votes in the tightly-contested elections, in a major blow to the PTI.

In a video shared online, the PML-N leader can be seen celebrating the victory, while supporters are congratulating him on the occasion.

Earlier, the poll results showed that Dar had defeated the former foreign minister. And Asif, later, had filed an application with the Election Commission of Pakistan, seeking recounting of the votes.

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