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Monday, April 15, 2024

PTI leads with PML-N as runner up in cantt board elections

With a neck and neck race, the future looked promising for PML-N, however, PTI still managed to win. PPP on the other hand failed to make a strong impact. It tied with PTI in Sindh but won no seats in either Punjab or Balochistan.

As per the unofficial results of cantonment boards’ elections, PTI bagged 63 seats on Sunday, closely followed by PML-N, which won 59. PPP managed to secure only 17 seats.

Of the allied parties, MQM won 10, whereas Balochistan Awami Party secured two. According to reports, JUI-F did not even win a single seat.

The polls were mainly peaceful with a few clashes in at least 10 of the 42 cantonment boards that went to the polls.

Around 4,000 police officials and Rangers personnel performed their duties for the peaceful conduct of the cantonment board elections.

Voters were still able to cast their votes from 8 am on Sunday till 5 pm. After the polling ended, the counting began and unofficial results were announced.

Read more: Experts predict PTI will win next elections?

The highest number of candidates — 183 — were fielded by PTI, while 144 were from PML-N, 113 from PPP, 104 from Jamaat-e-Islami, 42 from Muttahida Qaumi Movement, 35 from Pak Sarzamin Party, 34 from PML-Q, and 25 candidates from JUI-F.

Furthermore, 83 candidates of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan also contested the polls but failed to win a single seat.

With a neck and neck race, the future looked promising for PML-N, however, PTI managed to win.

For province-wise results, PTI won the most number of seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — 18 — followed by 28 in Punjab, 14 in Sindh, and three in Balochistan.

PML-N of course won big in Punjab with 51 seats. It secured only 5 in KP, three in Sindh, and none in Balochistan.

Interesting to note, PPP was unable to completely defeat PTI in Sindh. It tied with PTI for 14 seats. Moreover, PPP won none in either Punjab or Balochistan.

Read more: Will PPP form the next government?

PTI winning big in Pakistan

Despite the Opposition’s frequent claims of PTI losing traction within Pakistan, PM Khan’s party is gaining mass success.

Recently, PTI claimed victory in the AJK elections.

According to the unofficial results of the AJK Election Commission, PTI bagged 25 of the 45 seats. It won a majority in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.

PPP won eleven seats and PML-N secured six seats. Muslim Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party also managed to secure one seat each.

PML-N still might give PTI a run for its money, but PPP’s wins remain very limited, especially in other provinces.

Read more: Can PTI dethrone PPP from Sindh government?