LAHORE, Feb 09 (NNI): The dream of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to win election from Lahore was shattered despite the fact that the party tried hard to clinch his seat from the provincial capital.
PML-N firebrand leader Attaullah Tarar grabbed the NA-127 seat by securing 98,210 votes. PTI-backed Zaheer Abbas Khokhar got 82,230 votes and stood at number two.
Shockingly, PPP chairman could get only 15,005 votes and lost the seat with a huge margin.
However, Bilawal won his seat from his constituency Larkana with a comfortable majority.
The electioneering in NA-127 remained talk of the town as Bilawal entered in the political field of Lahore following the footsteps of his mother Benazir Bhutto and grandfather Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Lahore is the city where the PPP was founded by Bhutto in November 1967. Both Benazir Bhutto and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had won election from Lahore but the third generation of Bhutto dynasty failed to make any impact in the historical city.
Earlier, PPP ran an aggressive campaign for Bilawal in NA-127 as the party’s leaders from Sindh also camped in Lahore for several days.
The exchange of harsh words between PPP and PML-N leaders was also seen in the constituency as Atta Tarar has alleged that votes were being bought in the constituency. NNI