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PTI’s Proclaimed Offender List: Who Emerged as Election Winners?

Unveiling Election Champions on PTI's Offender List

The aftermath of Pakistan’s recent general elections has ushered in a complex political landscape, with a significant number of independent candidates backed by Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) securing positions in the National Assembly, as well as in the provincial assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. However, a cloud of controversy looms over several elected members who find themselves on the proclaimed offender list.

Key Winners:

Mian Aslam Iqbal:

Despite being named in advertisements, Iqbal secured a victory in the provincial assembly elections and has been nominated as PTI’s candidate for the Chief Minister of Punjab.
Mian Aslam Iqbal

Ali Imtiaz Sheikh:

Another candidate accused in advertisements, Sheikh emerged victorious as a provincial assembly member, adding to PTI’s representation.

Sheikh Waqas Akram:

Despite facing allegations, Akram not only won a National Assembly seat but also saw his father, Sheikh Akram, clinch a provincial assembly seat.

Controversies and Accusations:

Hafiz Farhat:

A close associate of Imran Khan, Farhat, who is currently absconding, won a seat in the elections, raising questions about the legitimacy of his victory.

Zubair Niazi:

Despite contesting, Niazi lost his seat, with PTI alleging electoral rigging. The party continues to dispute the outcome.

Khalid Gujjar, Shabbir Gujjar, and Yasir Gilani:

Absconding candidates and an unsuccessful contestant have stirred allegations of irregularities, with PTI questioning the fairness of the elections.

Ghulam Mohiuddin Dewan, Saeed Sidhu, and Others:

Candidates, or their family members, accused in advertisements have either won or contested elections, prompting PTI to claim victory while facing legal challenges.

Challenges in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa:

Ali Amin Gandapur:

The nominated Chief Minister was once a proclaimed offender but resurfaced after obtaining bail, adding a layer of complexity to the political scenario in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Former Ministers on Bail:

Key figures such as Atif Khan, Taimur Jhagra, Kamran Bangash, Shaukat Yousafzai, and Fazal Elahi, while not in the spotlight, are on bail in terrorism cases.

Balochistan and Sindh:

PTI faced challenges in Balochistan, failing to secure a single seat. In Sindh, there were no reported instances of advertised leaders winning elections.

Legal Implications:

Legal experts emphasize that elected members facing allegations must surrender to the police before taking their oaths in the assembly. Failure to do so may result in their exclusion from the first assembly session until bail is obtained through the courts.


The recent elections in Pakistan have not only shaped the political landscape but also brought to the forefront a list of proclaimed offenders who have emerged victorious. As accusations and controversies swirl, the legal implications and the subsequent actions of the proclaimed offenders will undoubtedly influence the course of Pakistani politics in the coming days.


Q1: Who are the proclaimed offenders in PTI’s recent elections?

A1: Proclaimed offenders in PTI’s recent elections include figures like Hafiz Farhat, Zubair Niazi, Khalid Gujjar, Shabbir Gujjar, Yasir Gilani, Ghulam Mohiuddin Dewan, and others.

Q2: Did any accused candidates win in the elections despite being proclaimed offenders?

A2: Yes, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Ali Imtiaz Sheikh, and Sheikh Waqas Akram are examples of proclaimed offenders who won seats in the elections.

Q3: What legal challenges do elected members facing allegations face?

A3: Elected members facing allegations must surrender before the police before taking oath in the assembly. Failure to do so may bar them
from participating in the first assembly session until bail is obtained through the courts.

Q4: Who is Ali Amin Gandapur, and what is his current status?

A4: Ali Amin Gandapur, nominated Chief Minister, was once a proclaimed offender but has recently re-emerged after obtaining bail.

Q5: How did PTI fare in Balochistan and Sindh in the provincial assembly elections?

A5: PTI could not secure any seats in the Balochistan provincial assembly, and there were no reported instances of advertised leaders winning in Sindh.

Q6: Which elected members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are on bail in terrorism cases?

A6: Former provincial ministers Atif Khan, Taimur Jhagra, Kamran Bangash, Shaukat Yousafzai, and Fazal Elahi are on bail in terrorism cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Q7: What is the stance of Tehreek-e-Insaf on the contested seats and allegations of rigging?

A7: Tehreek-e-Insaf alleges rigging in contested seats and maintains that it has won despite legal challenges and accusations.

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