PTI bags LA-16 Bagh seat after re-polling

MIRPUR: After the re-polling in four polling stations of LA-16 Bagh-03 constituency of Azad Jammu Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Thursday, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf emerged as the victor.

According to unofficial results, after today’s polling, PTI candidate Sardar Mir Akbar bagged 23,561 votes, whereas PPP’s Sardar Qamaruz Zaman obtained 23,267 votes — a difference of a mere 294 votes.

Re-polling began at 08:00 am in the morning and continued till 05:00 pm without any pause.

Polling at the above four polling stations was halted due to disturbances during polling on July 25.

AJK election commission had appointed Ejaz Abbasi, Naib Tehsildar as Assistant Returning officer for conducting re-polling in four polling stations No. 42,134,135 and 136 of LA-16 Bagh-3, AJK Election Commission said.

Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill on Thursday said the PTI secured the number of highest seats in Azad Jammu and Kashmir general elections.

Reacting to the statement of Bilawal Bhutto, he said the PTI seats stood at 26 after winning the LA-16 Bagh constituency.

The people of AJK also reposed confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan after KPK and Gilgit-Baltistan.

He said Bilawal might not be aware that even the people of Bagh considered Imran Khan as their saviour.

The party run in the name of Bhutto has no longer control in Sindh, he added.

He said the Sindhi people were now well aware of the non-seriousness of the provincial government. Gill said the people rejected both Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples Party due to their corruption and looting national wealth.

The people of Sindh and Karachi were also looking towards Imran Khan, he said.

With additional input from APP

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