Imran Khan wins from Peshawar

Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan won from Pakistan’s Peshawar city, defeating Awami National Party (ANP) stalwart Ghulam Ahmed Bilour for the National Assembly seat in the general elections held here Saturday , Geo News reported.

The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won from the city’s National Assembly constituency NA-1.

Although, official results from NA-1 were yet to be announced, the report added.

Voting was held Saturday for 269 of the 342 seats of the National Assembly and 728 seats in four provincial assemblies of Pakistan.

Earlier in the day, Khan, had expressed satisfaction over the turnout in the peaceful general elections in the country.

In his message on a social network, Khan said people voted “fearlessly” in Punjab. Despite threats from militants, the voter turnout in Sindh and Balochistan provinces were also satisfactory, a media report said.

Khan had been injured after falling from a “lifter” in Lahore Tuesday.

Meanwhile, while accepting his defeat, the ANP leader said losing or winning was a part of politics.

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