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PTI gains lead in second phase of Azad Kashmir’s local body elections

PTI won 9 of 15 municipal corporation seats in Bagh, independents won 4 and PPP got 2

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has gained the lead in the second phase of local body elections in Azad Kashmir while the Poonch and Haveli districts have been defeated.

According to unofficial results, PTI won nine of the 15 municipal corporation seats in Bagh district while independent candidates won four and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) got two.

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On the other hand, PTI was preparing to elect its council chairman in Bagh where they won about 12 seats out of a total of 28, Pakistan Muslim Conference (MC) got 4, PPP got 3, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and independent candidates each got two seats each and the Azad Kashmir Jamiat-e-Islam won one seat. The results of four seats are still pending.

PTI was preparing to elect the heads of three municipal and district councils in the Sudhanoti district.

According to unofficial results, PTI won 11, PML-N 4, Independent candidates 2 and Azad Kashmir Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam won one of the 19 Sudhanoti District Council seats.

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PTI won five of the eight seats in the district headquarters municipality while independent candidates received two and the PML-N received one.

PML-N might win six of the twelve district council seats in Havelian district followed by the PPP with four and PTI with one with the results of one seat unclear.

The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Party (JKPP) won seven seats in the 22-member municipal corporation in Rawalakot, Poonch district while PPP won four, PML-N and PTI each won three and independents won five.

In the 29-member Poonch district council PTI and PML-N each won eight seats, PPP six, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party five and independent candidates two.

Officials previously stated that episodes of violence were recorded during the voting process involving less than a dozen persons.

Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas voted for District Councilor at his home polling station in UC Bangwin in Dhaki.

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