In the second round of AJK LG votes, PTI is in the lead in the Poonch division, followed by PML-N with 129 seats and PPP with 104 seats.
In the second phase of the local elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party came out on top with 229 seats in the Poonch division on Sunday. RAWALKOT was the location of this victory (AJK).
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reports that the results for 708 of the country’s 787 seats have been received.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) finished in first position with 229 seats, followed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in second place with 129 seats, and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) finished in third place with 104 seats.
Both the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Party and the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) finished in fourth and fifth position, respectively, respectively, with 28 and seven seats, respectively.
The All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Jamaat-e-Islami, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam each won four seats, and independent candidates won 199 seats.
As a consequence, the party now in power gained 233 seats, while the parties in opposition got 276 seats, with 79 seats still awaiting the declaration of the results.
As was the case in Muzaffarabad, it is anticipated that opposition candidates will win the election for mayor of Rawalkot. The former ruling party will also be unable to designate a chairperson to the municipal committees of Khai Gula, Hajira, Abbaspur, or Dhirkot.
Over 1.16 million residents of Poonch’s four districts, including Rawalakot, Sudhanoti, Bagh, and Haveili, participated in the second phase of LG elections on Saturday. These districts are part of the Poonch division.
The local civil administration and the AJK police were assisted by at least 3,500 armed troops of civil forces to ensure that the civic elections were held in a way that was free, fair, and peaceful. This assistance was provided by the police forces of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
On the basis of political parties, the elections for the AJK LG are being held in three separate phases. However, there is also the possibility that independent candidates will enter the race to compete in the elections and win seats in the civic bodies of all sorts across the liberated territory.
On December 8, voting will take place in the third and final phase of the elections in each of the three districts that make up the Mirpur Division. These districts are Mirpur, Kotli, and Bhimber.
The right to vote will be exercised by a total of 1.2 million people who are registered to vote. There are 563,016 registered voters in the Kotli district, 366,043 in the Mirpur district, and 303,020 in the Bhimber district.
It was planned to set up a total of 1,026 polling stations in the Kotli district, 625 polling stations in the Mirpur district, and 538 polling stations in the Bhimber district. These polling stations would have 1,602, 924, and 850 polling booths, respectively, to accommodate male and female registered voters.