PM Sharif's party sweeps poll in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, say local media reports

PM Sharif's party sweeps poll in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, say local media reports

41 AJK constituencies went to polls with 423 candidates contesting for the seats.  (Getty)

New Delhi, India | Jul 22, 2016, 10.10 AM (IST)

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party has swept polls in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, local media reported on Friday.

"The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has swept the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly elections and is all set to form a government in the Valley, unconfirmed reports received from the 41 constituencies of the self-governing administrative division indicate," reported Pakistan Today. 

The daily newspaper said that according to unofficial results, the PML-N had bagged 32 seats, while the Muslim Conference three. "Both the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) and PPP  (Pakistan Peoples Party) managed to secure two seats each. One seat was won by an independent candidate."

Forty-one AJK or Pakistan-controlled Kashmir constituencies went to polls with 423 candidates contesting for the seats. 

"Twenty-nine seats were meant for all 10 districts of the AJK and 12 for Pakistan-based refugees from Azad Jammu and Kashmir".

Pakistan Today said that according to the AJK Election Commission, there were 2,674,586 registered voters in all 10 districts and out of the 44 registered political parties in AJK, a strong standoff was between candidates of the PML-N, PTI and PPP.

(WION)

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