The PML-N emerged as the single largest party after winning 14 of the 24 seats in elections for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly held on Monday.
According to unofficial results, Majlis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) bagged two seats and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, PPP and Islami Tehreek one each. Three independents were also elected.
PML-N candidates Jaffarullah won the GBLA-1 seat, Hafeezur Rehman GBLA-2, Dr Iqbal GBLA-3, Mir Ghazanfar GBLA-6, Haji Taban BGLA-7, Haji Fida Mohammad GBLA-9, Iqbal Hassan GBLA-11, Ghulam Hussain GBLA-23, Farman Ali GBLA-13, Barkat Jamil GBLA-14, Haider Khan GBLA-17, Ibrahim Sanai GBLA-22 and Mohammad Wakeel GBLA-18. Mohammad Ali Haider of Islami Tehreek has been elected from GBLA-4, MWM’s Haji Rizwan from GBLA-5, PTI’s Raja Jahanzeb from GBLA-21 and PPP’s Imran Nadeem from GBLA-12.
Independent candidates Nawaz Khan won the GBLA-19 seat, Fida Khan GBLA-20 and Haji Aziz GBLA-16. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan praised security forces for ensuring peaceful elections in Gilgit-Baltistan. In a statement, he also praised the people of region for their cooperation with law-enforcement agencies.