PML-N, PTI Lead Islamabad LG polls

Pakistan Muslim League (N) is leading first ever local government elections in Federal Capital by grabbing 21 seats followed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 15 seats, according to the unconfirmed and unofficial results. 

The independents have emerged as the third force in the elections in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). As many as 14 independents succeeded in the elections; of which, seven belong to Nawaz Khokhar group.

PML-N, PTI Lead
PML-N, PTI Lead Islamabad LG polls

The elections were conducted in 32 rural and 18 urban Union Councils and according to unofficial results, PML-N and PTI have showed a neck to neck contest in rural as well as urban areas of the Capital so far. Imran Khan led PTI has won a seat in Union Council-37 (G-10/1 and G-10/2) where its candidate for Chairman, Malik Sajid Mehmood captured 1122 votes against a candidate of PML-N, Ch. Iftikhar, who grabbed 1048 votes. In another result for UC-49, Syed Zeeshan Naqvi of PML-N won the coveted seat of Chairman. Similarly, Waseem Sana Malik of PML-N secured his berth as Chairman from UC-18 while Raja Khurram, a candidate of PTI has been declared winner from UC-8. Ali Awan, another PTI candidate won the slot of Chairman from UC-40. From UC-12, Ch. Azhar, an independent candidate won the slot of Chairman. Malik Rafique a candidate of PTI won his berth from UC-35.

Muhammad Wahid of PML-N secured his berth as Chairman from UC-05. Chaudhry Nadeem, an Independent won the coveted seat of Chairman from UC-14 (Sihala). Malik Aamir, a candidate of PTI secured his berth as Chairman from UC-21 (Sohan Deh). Chaudhry Allah Ditta, a candidate of PML-N has been declared winner from UC-26 while Munir Ashraf, another PML-N candidate won the slot of Chairman from UC-32. From UC-33 G/8-1,2, PTI candidate Malik Arif won the Chairman election while from UC-39 (Mera Sumbal Jaffar), Sajid Mehmood, a candidate of PML-N has been declared winner. Rana Ashfaq, a candidate of PML-N won the slot of Chairman from UC-43 and from UC-44, a PML-N candidate Muhammad Aftab has won slot of Chairman. Chaudhry Wajid Ayub, a candidate of PML-N won slot of Chairman from UC-47 (Tarnol) while Khurram Bakhtiar of PTI won the seat of Chairman from UC-29 (F-10,11). Chaudhry Shaukat Ali of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won coveted seat of Chairman from UC-19. Chaudhry Khursheed Ahmed, a candidate of PTI secured his berth as Chairman from UC-20 (Ali Pur).

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Syed Zaheer Ahmed Shah, a candidate of PMl-N has been declared winner from UC-24 while Syed Sabat Hassan, a PML-N candidate won the slot of Chairman from UC-45 (Jhangi Sayedan). From UC-48, Independent candidate Malik Imtiaz won the Chairman election. From UC-07, a PTI candidate, Qaiser Ghafar won the Chairman election. Sardar Mehtab of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) won coveted seat of Chairman from UC-41. Farhan Ali Mughal, a candidate of PML-N secured his berth as Chairman from UC-42 (I-10). Namberdar Jamil Khokhar, an independent candidate has been declared winner from UC-23 while Attique Khattak, a PTI candidate won the slot of Chairman from UC-25 (F-6). From UC-22, PML-N’s candidate Chaudhry Matloob Hussain won the Chairman election by defeating PTI candidate. From UC-27, a PTI candidate, Anjum Shehzad won the Chairman election. From UC-34, PML-N’s candidate Malik Sajjad Ahmad won the Chairman election by defeating PTI candidate. 

Earlier, in a day voters turned up in large number at Polling Stations to use their right of franchise. A great enthusiasm was also witnessed especially in the rural areas of the Capital territory where male and female voters queued up outside the polling stations to cast their votes. As many as 2396 candidates were in run in 50 union councils of federal capital. There are 13 seats in each union council including one Chairman and one vice chairman, two female members, six general members, one each youth, minority and peasant or laborer member. According to details, 254 candidates were in the run on 50 seats each for chairmen and vice chairmen with 1210 candidates contesting against 300 seats of general members (six in each union council). Moreover, there were 351 female candidates contesting on 100 seats, 248 peasant or laborer candidates against 50 seats and 332 candidates were facing each other on 100 seats reserved for youth and minority members (one in each union council). –APP