Humayun Akhtar lost the by-elections against Khwaja Saad Rafique. At his loss, he blamed his party, Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf.
He said the only reason he lost the by-elections was due to the extreme inflation. A local television program, he said that people came out on the roads because of the excessive rates of petroleum and other bills. He further added I warned PM, Imran Khan not to increase the prices of these commodities, it will have a negative impact on the by-elections for Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf.
Humayun Akhtar said, only 32% of voters came out to vote, the actual amount of eligible voters was much more than the number of voters who participated.