Wednesday, October 5, 2022

PTI leading in second phase of KP LG elections

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was in the lead in the second phase of the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), with the counting of votes still ongoing.

The election for the positions of chairmen and mayors of 65 tehsil councils.

According to unofficial and unconfirmed results from 30 tehsil councils, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has so far won 13 seats, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has won five seats, and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has won two seats.

In a similar vein, the Awami National Party (ANP) was able to secure two seats, while the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) each managed to secure one.

Additionally, according to unofficial results from the second phase of the KP elections, independent candidates have so far won six tehsil council seats.

Meanwhile, at least two people were killed and a number of others were injured while voting in 18 districts around the province on Thursday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local government elections were held on Friday, and Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party on their resounding victory and declared that the people of the province have rejected traitors.

The prime minister thanked Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and the whole PTI team for their resounding victory in the second phase of the KP local government elections on Twitter, following their victory in the majority of the state’s tehsils.

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The conclusion of the second phase of the LG elections will bring the election of local bodies in the province.

In the first phase of the elections, which took place on December 19, 2021, in 17 districts across the province, the JUI-F won 23 seats as mayors/chairmen of tehsil councils, with the PTI coming in second with 18 seats.

Independent candidates retained their positions as chairman/mayor of the tehsil council, while the ANP won seven of the 10 available positions. The PML-N won three seats, while the JI and Tehreek-i-Islahat Pakistan each got two seats, and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) won one seat.

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