PTI resorted to violence and rigging in polls, Bilawal

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Islamabad – Staff Reporter:

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has accused the PTI of resorting to violence and rigging in the Azad Kashmir elections.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said, “PTI resorted to violence & rigging in #AJKElections2021 . ECP failed to take action vs PTI for violating electoral rules. Despite this, PPP emerged as largest opposition party in AJK with 11 seats, up from 3 seats last time. incredibly proud of PPPAJK for putting up a good fight.”

It may be recalled that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won a simple majority in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections after which it is in a position to form a government easily.

PTI won in 25 constituencies (9 of them are from Pakistan), PPP won in 10 constituencies (one of them is from Pakistan) while PML-N won in 6 constituencies (2 of them are from Pakistan).

In the light of unofficial results obtained from candidates and Election Commission sources, the PTI has succeeded in forming a government in Azad Kashmir.

The winners include Sultan Mahmood, the local chief barrister of PTI, who won LA3, Mirpur. III won its 7th general election in 9 general elections since 1985.

In addition to these general elections, there were two by-elections in this constituency and they also won.

In the Muzaffarabad district, PPP regional president Chaudhry Latif Akbar won with LA-30 (Muzaffarabad IV).

Raja Farooq Haider, who was contesting from two constituencies in Jhelum Valley, lost to his political rival Dewan Ali Chughtai of PTI, but according to his press secretary Raja Wasim Khan, in one of the two constituencies, he lost by less than 800 votes.

PPP leader, former President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Prime Minister Sardar Yaqub Khan won from his home constituency on the outskirts of Rawalpindi.

PPP’s Raja Faisal Rathore, Sardar Javed Ayub, Syed Bazal Naqvi and Mian Abdul Waheed also won from Haveli, Kachla and Lacharat in Muzaffarabad district and Lower Neelum Valley respectively.

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