Islamabad LG polls results, PML-N gains top position with 21 seats followed by PTI with 16

PoliticsIslamabad LG polls results, PML-N gains top position with 21 seats followed...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) emerged the single largest party by securing 21 seats in the first ever local government elections in the Federal Capital, according to unofficial results.

Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) secured second position by obtaining 16 seats while independents emerged as the third force in the elections in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

On Monday, the elections were conducted in 32 rural and 18 urban Union Councils of Islamabad and according to unofficial results, PML-N and PTI showed a neck to neck contest in rural as well as urban areas of the Capital.

Voters turned up in large number at the Polling Stations to use their right of franchise whereas a great enthusiasm was also witnessed especially in the rural areas of the Capital territory where male and female voters queued up outside the polling stations to cast their votes.

As many as 2396 candidates were in run in 50 Union Councils (UCs) of the Federal Capital. There were 13 seats in each union council including one chairman and one vice chairman, two female members, six general members, one each youth, minority and peasant or laborer member.

As many as 254 candidates were in the run on 50 each seats for chairmen and vice chairmen with 1210 candidates contesting against 300 seats of general members (six in each union council).

Moreover, there were 351 female candidates contesting on 100 seats, 248 peasant or laborer candidates against 50 seats and 332 candidates were facing each other on 100 seats reserved for youth and minority members (one in each union council).

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