PML-N holds lead in final phase of AJK LG polls

PPP celebrates victory in LG polls

MUZAFFARABAD, Dec 08 (APP): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) held lead in the final phase of the local government elections held in the Mirpur division of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), according to unconfirmed and unofficial results announced by the AJK Election Commission here on Thursday evening.

Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Abdul Rasheed Sulehria, during a presser in the Central Control Room, announced the results of 31 seats, of which PML-N secured nine followed by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won six seats of union councils. One seat was secured each by Muslim Conference and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

The third and final phase of the LG polls in AJK was held in three districts of the Mirpur division: Kotli, Mirpur and Bhimber.

Justice (retd) Sulehria said LG polls concluded in the region peacefully and in a free and fair manner which was a matter of satisfaction for him.

He lauded the services and cooperation of the administration, police, and particularly the media extended to the commission during the electoral process.

He said a separate schedule would be announced for election on reserve seats in urban and rural councils.