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PTI celebrates victory in first two phases of AJK LG elections

PTI leaders have taken to Twitter to congratulate the party, claiming that the result of the local government elections is proof that AJK has rejected the PDM coalition government. 

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PTI is celebrating its victory in the first two phases of the local government (LG) elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The AJK LG elections were held on Saturday with results coming in on Sunday.

PTI leaders have taken to Twitter to congratulate the party, claiming that the result of the LG elections is proof that AJK has rejected the PDM coalition government.

“After 31 years, the local elections were held in Azad Kashmir. What didn’t the federal government do? They appointed officers, invested money, and pressured them, yet these are the results of these elections. Tehreek-e-Insaf faced independent candidates. The burden of Nawaz Sharif and Zardari is so high that both parties have been crushed,” Fawad Chaudhry said.

“Is there any place left in Pakistan where the captain has not taken out the political funeral of this imported government?” Asad Umar said.

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“From the results of the Kashmir election, PDM must have gotten a good idea of the mood of the people – the entire state missionary and money was spent, but it had to be two or four due to a bad defeat – today Imran Khan has become the biggest political reality of Pakistan – for the imported government. A dangerous player and a darling of the masses,” Imran Ismail said.

According to the details by the AJK Election Commission, more than one million voters had used their right of franchise in four districts of the Poonch division namely Sudhanoti, Bagh, Poonch (Rawalakot), and Haveli to elect 875 councilors of local bodies on general seats.

The first phase of LG elections was held on November 27 in three districts of the Muzaffarabad division, while the third phase will be held in three districts of the southern Mirpur division of the region on December 08. The second phase of polling was also concluded peacefully.

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Overall 1,859 polling stations and 2,697 polling booths had been set up for 875 seats of local councils, including union councils, district councils, town committees, municipal committees, and municipal corporations.