Claim: Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son claims that PTI’s MPA Mian Alamdar Qureshi has returned the party ticket and is now contesting for the same constituency (PP 273) from the platform of Pakistan People’s Party

Fact: PTI’s PP 273 candidate was not Mian Alamdar Qureshi; it was Iqbal Patafi, who is still contesting for the same constituency and for the same party.

On 20 April 2023, former prime minister and PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Kasim Gilani shared a tweet claiming that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s MPA and election ticket holder for the constituency PP 273 Mian Alamdar Qureshi has returned the party ticket and is now running from Pakistan People’s Party’s platform. 

Fact or Fiction?

Soch Fact Check found the official Punjab 2023 elections candidates list on the PTI website. According to this list the PP 273 PTI candidate is Iqbal Patafi and not Mian Alamdar Qureshi.

By checking the page source code we found this website page was last updated on 20 April 2023. We could confirm this through the following relevant string of code in the source code: 

<meta property=”article:modified_time” content=”2023-04-20T08:00:09+05:00″ />


Additionally, Soch Fact Check spoke to the Election Commission of Pakistan by reaching out to the Media Coordination officer at the ECP on 29 April 2023; Naeem Ahmed confirmed that the PTI party ticket for the district of Muzaffargarh (PP273) was finally allotted to Mian Muhammad Imran of PTI. 


Gilani’s tweet was shared with 38,934 followers and received over 1610 interactions while being viewed 126,200 times on Twitter.

Conclusion:  PTI’s PP 273 candidate is Mian Muhammad Imran.


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