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20 KP MPs remain absent from the meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan: source | Instant News

Twenty PTI lawmakers from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly remain absent from the meeting chaired by PM Imran Khan on Monday, according to sources.

The prime minister visited the city today after PTI ran into disruption in the recently held Nowshera by-election, in which the PML-N candidate won from the PTI camp.

Reports emerged that PTI lost the election due to internal party divisions as Defense Minister Pervez Khattak’s brother was reportedly irritated by the party leadership after his son was denied a ticket to take part in the election.

A resolution supporting the party’s Senate candidate was passed by consensus during the meeting, said Special Assistant to the Chief Information Minister, Kamran Bangash.

He said that the prime minister was briefed in detail about the party’s recent defeat in Nowshera’s by-election, claiming that the PML-N had adopted “modern methods” to rig the elections.

“There is a 6,000-7,000 difference in forms 45 and 46,” Bangash said, adding that the PML-N had brought in experts to rig the vote.

He said that the prime minister had been informed that his party intended to move Pakistan’s Election Commission (ECP) over the election results, adding that PTI would disqualify the winning candidate, Ikhtiyar Wali.

“We will never allow the people’s trust to be stolen,” he said.

Sources confirmed that 20 lawmakers – 14 MNA and six MPA – remained absent from the meeting chaired by the prime minister.

MPs did not attend the meeting due to busyness and various other reasons, said the source.

During the meeting, the prime minister emphatically told lawmakers that anyone who wants to sell his vote in the upcoming Senate elections must leave the party.

“Everyone knows about the MPA selling its vote,” he said.

The prime minister spoke about previous Senate elections, saying that some party MPAs later sold their votes for money, adding that he had removed them from the party after learning about it.

“The opposition is afraid that PTI will get a majority in the Senate,” he was quoted as saying by the source.

The prime minister recalled during the meeting that his party had always campaigned for transparent elections, adding that the government, in the same spirit, was supporting the call for an open vote in the Senate elections.

Speaking about the Daska by-election, the prime minister reportedly said that the PTI candidate should request a recall for the polling station at NA-75.


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Racing: $ 800,000 long distance bid for the best mare in the New Zealand Blood Stock Annual Sale in Karaka | Instant News


Te Akau spent $ 800,000 securing the Zoustar foal. Photo / Trish Dunell

International shoppers were absent from the Annual New Zealand Blood Stock Sale in Karaka this week, but Te Akau principal, David Ellis, made sure the global taste remained the same.

The lead buyer was given instructions to buy the best foal in the complex by Coolmore School Principal John Magnier, and he believes he did just that when securing Lot 94, Zoustar foal from Scintillula’s Group 1 players, from Pencarrow’s $ 800,000 Stud Book 1 draft.

Te Akau has trained for a global racial powerhouse in the past, but Ellis says this is the first time Magnier has purchased a pup in partnership with Ellis’s New Zealand operations.

“John Magnier, owner of Coolmore Stud, said he wanted to support Karaka this year and he wanted to take part in my best game,” said Ellis.

“He got a big share in zoustar horses with Te Akau because we thought he was the best horse in sales.”

Coolmore Stud stands the father of Group 1 Fastnet Rock producer, and Ellis said Magnier was impressed by the actions of his six-time Group 1 winning daughter, Avantage, who was coached by Te Akau’s Jamie Richards.

“I think the Magnier family is very impressed with the work we’ve done with Avantage, who won more Group 1 races than any other Fastnet Rock,” said Ellis.

A further international flavor will be added to the foal’s holdings, with Ellis confirming the Hong Kong client will take a 50 percent stake.

“We are very proud to have one of Te Akau’s best clients, from Hong Kong, take a 50 percent stake in filly.

“There’s only a quarter left and it’s going to sell out really fast.”

Even though the foal proved popular and topped $ 800,000, Ellis was ready to extend further to secure it.

“It’s rare that you see a foal in Karaka with a pedigree and an athlete as good as her.

“We thought we had to pay $ 1 million to buy him. We thought he would be the foal that sold the most, and we were very happy to get him for $ 800,000. He is a good foal like the one we bought.”

Pencarrow Stud manager Leon Casey said the foal was getting a lot of attention and he was anticipating a good result.

“She is a top-class mare in every way. We got a lot of interest from a lot of good judges, including many New Zealand players as underbidders.

“She is a beautiful type. You can see Zoustar’s quality and Galileo’s strength. Her quality and depth are high.

“Sir Peter [Vela, Pencarrow Stud principal] ready to offer the best we have. He doesn’t hold anything back because he has faith in the market. What he’s doing is for the good of the industry and not just for Pencarrow. “

– NZ Racing Desk


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