Pakistan

PML-N leads cantonment polls with 48 seats

KARACHI: According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has secured the highest 48 seats in countrywide cantonment polls held today, followed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf with 32 seats, ARY News reported.

According to details, the ruling PML-N bagged 48 out of a total of 199 seats in the local body (LB) elections for cantonment boards across the country.

PTI followed the ruling party with 32 seats to its credit. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) secured eight seats in the polls, whereas Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) could achieve only five.

Jamaat e Islami (JI) and Awami National Party (ANP) attained four and two seats respectively, while 48 seats were clinched by independent candidates.

The vote count is still underway regarding 52 seats and it is yet to be revealed as to whose fold these seats will fall in.

The LB elections for cantonment boards today held after a hiatus of 17 years.

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Read: Nine injured as PML-N, PTI workers exchange gunfire

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The overall atmosphere remained peaceful during the day, however nine political activists were injured as PML-N and PTI workers exchanged gunfire in Chungi Amar Sidhu, shortly after the polling process came to a halt.

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