Suraya Bibi becomes the first female candidate to win from Chitral. She secured victory on the provincial assembly seat of Chitral-1 and will be heading to the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
She is among the PTI-backed Independent candidates who are set to make the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. She defeated Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl’s candidate Shakeel Ahmed by 8000 votes.
In the PK-1 Chitral constituency, there are a total of 130,189 registered voters, with women constituting 60,645 and men 69,544. An independent candidate received votes from more than 18,000 voters in the area.
Independent candidates in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have secured more than 84 seats in the KP assembly. JUIF won seven seats and PMLN won 5 seats in the election.
Independent candidates linked to former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan won the most seats in the country’s national election, a final tally by the election commission showed Sunday.
Khan-backing independents won 101 of the 264 seats, while the party of another former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, won 75 seats. The Pakistan’s People’s Party (PPP) which backed ex-Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari came third with 54 seats. Eleven other parties received a total of 34 seats in the National Assembly.
Khan — who is currently in prison — and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party were blocked from running in the election, so the supporters of Khan had to run as independents.
Both Khan’s PTI and Sharif’s party, the Muslim League (PML-N) have claimed victory. But as the PML-N becomes the single largest party in parliament, it is likely to have the best chance at forming a coalition. It has already started to seek partners.
The final tally was released over 60 hours after voting concluded in Thursday’s national elections, a delay that has raised questions about the process.
The vote was overshadowed by a shutdown of internet services due to several bouts of organized violence in the country as well as allegations of manipulation.