Muzaffarabad – Shoaib Mehmood:
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has bagged three more seats in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly after its candidates secured the win on reserved seats for ulema, overseas Kashmiri, and technocrat on Monday. Elections on these seats, were held in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Block No 12 civil Secretariat Hall.
On ulema and mushaikh seat, PTI’s Muhammad Mazhar Saeed bagged 27 votes while his rival from PML-N, Saleem Chishti, got 13 votes.
According to a notification issued by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission Muhammad Mazar Saeed has been elected against one reserved seat of Ulema-e-Mushaikh, while Muhammad Iqbal has been elected for one reserved seat of overseas Kashmiri and Muhammad Rafique Nayyer has been elected against one reserved seat for Technocrat. Notifications of three reserved seats have been issued by the election commission.
Out of 45 lawmakers of the assembly, 41 of them cast their vote during the polls.
Earlier in the day, PTI also clinched three seats reserved for women in the Legislative Assembly of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) after all five candidates were elected unopposed.
Out of five seats reserved for women, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was able to secure three seats while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bagged one seat each.
Meanwhile the Election commission has also issued the notification of imtiaz Naseem,Sabiha Saddique of the PTI ,Kausar Taqdees Gillani,Nebela Ayoub Khan of the PPP, and Nisaran Abbasi of the PML-N declared successful against five reserved seats of women in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir legislative Assembly.