Monday, September 27, 2021

AJK elections 2021: PTI bags 25 seats to form next govt

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MUZAFFARABAD: The unofficial results of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly showed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has clinched victory on 25 seats, securing a simple majority needed to form government in the region, ARY NEWS reported. 

According to unofficial results, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) remained the biggest opposition group after it secured 11 seats, followed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) that was able to win six seats and Muslim Conference bagging one seat.

The contest between the political parties was for 45 seats of the Legislative Assembly of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The polling started at 8 am and continued till 5 pm without any break. Over 40 thousand security personals including PAK Army, FC, Rangers & Police performed duties to ensure peaceful polling.

Unofficial and unconfirmed results of a large number of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly seats have been received as more are pouring in.

Unofficial results of AJK elections 2021 are as follows:

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LA-1 Mirpur I unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Azhar Sadiq: 14233 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Chaudhry Masood Khalid: 7609 votes

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LA-2 Mirpur unofficial results

PTI’s Zafar Anwar is in the lead with 136 votes. PPP’s Qasim Majeed is in second place with 87 votes.

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LA-3 Mirpur III unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry: 18447 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed: 15300 votes

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LA-4 Mirpur IV unofficial results of all polling stations

Unofficial results, preliminary results show PTI’s Chaudhry Arshad Hussain emerged victorious with 22,752 votes.

PML-N’s Chaudhry Rukhsar Ahmed bagged 20,879 votes.

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LA-5 Bhimber-1 unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PML-N candidate Col (R) Waqar Ahmad Noor: 21799 votes

Runner up

PPP candidate Chaudhry Pervez Ashraf: 15583 votes

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LA-09 Kotli II unofficial results

PPP’s Javed Iqbal is leading with 9098 votes. Muslim Conference candidate Sardar Naeem is behind with 4027 votes.

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LA-10 Kotli III

PPP leading in this constituency with 3502 votes. PTI’s Malik Yousuf is in second place and has bagged 2569 votes so far.

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LA-11 Kotli IV unofficial results

PTI’s candidate Chaudhry Muhammad Ikhlaq is leading the constituency with 12830 votes. PML-N’s Raja Naseer is in the second position with 11166 votes.

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LA-13 Kotli VI unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Nisar Ansar: 23488 votes

Runner up

PPP candidate Muhammad Waleed Iqbal: 17468 votes

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LA-14, Bagh-I unofficial results of all polling stations

The former prime minister and head of the Muslim Conference’s Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan emerged victorious with 29561 votes. The PML-N candidate remained second in the contest and bagged 13429 votes.

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LA-15 Bagh II unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Sardar Tanvir Ilyas: 19825 votes

Runner

PPP candidate Sardar Ziaul Haq: 14558 votes

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LA-17 Bagh unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PPP’s Mumtaz Rathore: 30085 votes

Runner up: 

PML-N’s Chaudhry Aziz: 25421 votes

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LA-18 Poonch I unofficial results

Unofficial results show PTI’s Abdul Qayoom Niazi in the lead with 10376 votes. PML-N’s Chaudhry Yasin Gulshan is behind with 6875 votes.

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LA-19 Poonch II unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PML-N candidate Sardar Amir Latif: 13413 votes

Runner up

PPP candidate Sardar Saud bin Sadiq: 12517 votes

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LA-20 Poonch III unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PPP candidate Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob: 11000 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Abdul Rasheed Khan: 4800 votes

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LA-21 Poonch unofficial results

An unofficial count of votes from LA-21 Poonch shows PPP in the lead and PTI in second place.

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LA-22 Poonch V unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Shahida Sageer: 16262 votes

Runner up

Jammu Kashmir PPP candidate Asad Ibrahim: 1582 votes

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LA 24 – Poonch and Sudhnuti VII

Winner

PTI candidate Faheem Akhtar: 28103 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Sardar Farooq Tahir: 24105 votes

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LA-26 Neelum Valley-2 unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PPP candidate Mian Abdul Waheed: 18870 votes

Runner up

PTI candidate Raja Muhammad Ilyas: 13249 votes

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LA-28 Muzaffarabad unofficial results

Unofficial results PTI candidate Chaudhry Shehzad is in the lead in this constituency with 226 votes while PML-N’s Murtaza Gillani is behind with 50 votes.

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LA-29 Muzaffarabad III unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Raja Farooq Ahmed: 10,004 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Syed Iftekhar Gillani: 7669 votes

 

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LA-30 Muzaffarabad IV unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Muhammad Rasheed: 18068 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Mustafa Basheer: 10316 votes

LA-34 Jammu I unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Riyaz Ahmed: 4320 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Nasir Hussain Dar: 3545 votes

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LA-35 Jammu II unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Maqbool Ahmed: 18883 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Chaudhry Ismail Gujjar: 16885 votes

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LA-36 Jammu III unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Hamid Raza: 22096 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Muhammad Ishaq: 20467 votes

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LA-38 Jammu V unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI candidate Muhammad Akbar Chaudhry: 1219 votes

Runner up

PML-N candidate Chaudhry Zeeshan: 7325 votes

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LA-39 Jammu VI unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PML-N candidate Raja Muhammad Siddique: 6048 votes

Runner up

PTI candidate Nazia Niyaz: 4003 votes

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LA-40 Kashmir Valley-I unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PPP’s Amir Abdul Ghaffar: 2165 votes

Runner up

PTI’s Saleem Butt: 875 votes

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LA-41 Kashmir Valley II unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI’s Ghulam Mohi Uddin Deewan: 2326 votes

Runner up

PML-N’s Muhammad Ikram Butt: 741 votes

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LA-42 Kashmir Valley-III unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Asim Sharif: 1254 votes

Runner up

PML-N’s Shaukat Ali Shah: 1205 votes

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LA-43 Kashmir Valley-IV unofficial results of all polling stations

PTI candidate Javed Butt defeated PML-N’s Naseema Khatoon and emerged victorious with 774 votes. Naseema Khatoon bagged 720 votes.

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LA-44 Kashmir Valley-V unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PML-N’s Mohammad Raza Qadri: 2007 votes

Runner up

Muslim Conference’s Mehrun Nisa: 1163 votes

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LA-45 Kashmir Valley VI unofficial results of all polling stations

Winner

PTI’s Abdul Majid Khan: 3138 votes

Runner up

Independent candidate Abdul Nasir: 2063 votes

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A total of 32 political parties are contesting the AJK elections 2021 and hundreds of independent candidates are also vying in all the 45 electoral constituencies including 33 in AJK districts and 12 meant of Jammu and Kashmir refugees settled in various parts of Pakistan.

The remaining 8 seats are reserved out of which five are for women, and one each for overseas Kashmiris, technocrats and religious scholars.

PML-N’s Attaullah Tarar arrested

The police on Sunday arrested Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s (PML-N) Deputy Secretary-General Attaullah Tarar among other supporters for an alleged assault on the police party.

According to the details shared by the police, the PML-N leader and many supporters stormed into the police station and assaulted the personnel following which they were detained.

The district administration alleged that Attaullah Tarar incited the mob against the police, who waltzed into the station and misbehaved with the law enforcers.

Four soldiers deployed for AJK election duty martyred as vehicle crashes in ravine

Discharging their duties during the Azad Kashmir poll on Sunday, at least four Pakistan Army personnel have been martyred and three injured as their vehicle crashed into a ditch while making a sharp turn near Leswa, ARY News reported citing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The civilian driver of the vehicle has also conceded severe wounds in the accident, as the bodies and wounded have been shifted to a nearby medical facility, ISPR said.

Bagh, AJK: Eight injured in a scuffle outside polling station 

Eight people were injured after a scuffle between two workers of political parties outside a polling station in Bagh.

The scuffle took place in a polling station set up for the constituency LA-15.

Here is the list of candidates contesting the polls:

LA-1 Mirpur-1: Tough contest is expected between PTI’s Azhar Sadiq, PML-N’s Chaudhry Masood Khalid and Muhammad Afsar Shahid of the PPP.

LA-2 Mirpur-2:  PTI’s Zafar Anwar, Muhammad Nazeer Inqalabi of the PML-N and  PPP’s Chaudary Qasim Majeed are contesting the seat.

LA-3 Mirpur: A neck and neck contest is expected between PTI’s Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary vs PML-N’s Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed. Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, who is leading the party in the region, is the strong candidate to head the next government.

Read also: FAIR, TRANSPARENT ELECTIONS TO BE ENSURED IN STATE: AJK CEC

LA-4 Mirpur-4: Ch. Arshad Hussain of the PTI, PML-N’s Ch. Rukhsar Ahmad and PPP’s Riyasat Tabasum are fighting for the LA-4 Mirpur seat.

LA-5 Bhimber-1: PTI has fielded Anwar Ul Haq Noor, PML-N has put its weight in Col (R) Waqar Ahmad Noor and PPP’s Chaudhry Pervez Ahsraf are fighting in the constituency.

LA-6 Bhimber-2: Ali Shah Soni Raja (PTI) Maqsood Ahmad Khan (PML-N) Choudhary Idress (PPP).

LA 7 Bhimber-3: A tough contest is expected between PTI’s Chaudhary Anwar ul Haq and PML-N’s Chaudhary Tariq Farooq. In 2016, Farooq defeated Haq with over 2,000 votes.

LA-8 Kotli-1: Zafar Iqbal Malik (PTI) Zulfiqar Ali (PML-N) Muhammad Aftab Anjum (PPP).

LA-9 Kotli-2: Asif Hanif (PTI) Munir Hussain Khan (PML-N) Javed Iqbl Badhanvi (PPP).

LA-10 Kotli-3: Malik Yousif (PTI) Zubair Iqbal Kiani (PML-N) Ch. Muhammad Yaseen (PPP).

LA-11 Kotli-4: Choudhary Muhammad Akhlaq (PTI) Raja Naseer Ahmad Khan (PML-N) Sardar Muhammad Bashir Pehalwan (PPP)

LA-12 Kotli-5: Shoukat Farid (PTI) Raja Muhammad Riasat Choudhary (PML-N) Muhammad Yasin (PPP).

LA-13 Kotli-6: Nisar Ansar Abdali (PTI) Raja Ayaza Ahmad Khan (PML-N) Muhammad Waleed Inqalabi (PPP).

LA 14 Bagh: Top contestants: Former prime minister and head of the Muslim Conference’s Sardar Ateeq Ahmed Khan, vs PTI’s Major Lateef Khaleeq.

LA 15 Bagh: Top candidates: PTI’s Tanveer Ilyas vs PML-N’s Mushtaq Minhas vs Muslim Conference’s Raja Yaseen.

LA-16 Bagh-3: Sardar Mir Akbar Khan (PTI) Ejaz Ahmed (PML-N) Sardar Qamar Zaman (PPP).

LA-17 Bagh-4: Aamir Nazeer (PTI) Choudhary Muhammad Aziz (PML-N) Faisal Mumtaz Rathor (PPP).

LA-18 Poonch & Sudhnuti-1: Sardar Abdul Qayyum Niazi (PTI) Ch. Muhammad Yasin Gulshan (PML-N) Sardar Amjad Yousuf Khan (PPP).

LA-19 Poonch & Sudhnuti-2: Sardar Arzish Sudhozai (PTI) Sardar Aamir Altaf Khan (PML-N) Sardar Saud bin Sadiq (PPP).

LA-20 Poonch & Sudhnuti-3: Khattab Azam Khan (PTI) Abdul Rasheed Khan (PML-N) Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob (PPP).

LA-21 Poonch & Sudhnuti-4: PTI has not fielded any candidate in this constituency, while PML-N has fielded Tahir Anwar Khan and PPP is backing Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob.

LA-22 Poonch & Sudhnuti-5: Sardar Muhammad Sagheer Chugtai (PTI) Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi (PML-N) Syed Dilawar Bukhari (PPP).

LA-23 Poonch & Sudhnuti-6: Sardar Muhammad Hussain Advocate (PTI) Dr. Najeeb Naqi Khan (PML-N) Sardar Muhammad Raees Khan (PPP).

LA-24 Poonch & Sudhnuti-7: Faheem Akhtar (PTI) Sardar Farooq Ahmad Tahir (PML-N) Sardar Inayat Ullah Arif (PPP).

LA-25 Neelum Valley-1: Sardar Gul e Khandan (PTI) Shah Ghulam Qadir (PML-N) Mian Abdul Waheed (PPP).

LA-26 Neelum Valley-2: Mian Shafiq (PTI) Shah Ghulam Qadir (PML-N) Mian Abdul Waheed (PPP).

LA-27 Muzaffarabad-1: Mir Attique (PTI) Noreen Arif (PML-N) Sardar Muhammad Javed Ayyub (PPP).

LA 28 Muzaffarabad: A tough contest is expected between PTI’s Chaudhary Shehzad Mehmood and PPP’s Syed Bazil Naqvi.

LA-29 Muzaffarabad-3: Khawja Farooq Ahmad (PTI) Syed Iftikhar Ali Gillani (PML-N) Sardar Mubarak Haider (PPP).

LA-30 Muzaffarabad-4: Muhammad Rashid (PTI) Doctor Mustafa Bashir Abbasi(PML-N) Mubashar Munir Awan (PPP).

LA31 Muzaffarabad-5: Top candidates: Raja Muhammad Abdul Qayyum (PML-N), Raja Muhammad Mansoor Khan (PTI) and Chaudhry Latif Akbar (PPP). Raja Muhammad Farroq Haider of PML-N had won the election in 2016 from this constituency.

LA 32 Muzaffarabad-6: Top contestants: PML-N’s Sardar Farooq Haider, PPP’s Shahibzada Muhammad Ashfaq Zafar. AJK’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider had won this constituency in 2011 and 2016.

LA-33 Muzaffarabad-7: Dewan Ali Khan Chughtai(PTI) Raja Muhammad Farooq Hyder Khan (PML-N) Shaukat Javid (PPP).

LA-34 Jammu-1: Riaz Ahmad (PTI) Nasir Hussain Dar (PML-N) Sardar Zahid Iqbal (PPP).

LA-35 Jammu-2: Maqbool Ahmad (PTI) Choudhary Muhammad Ismail Gujjar (PML-N) Muhammad Iqbal Mujadadi (PPP).

LA-36 Jammu-3: Hafiz Hamid Raza (PTI) Muhammad Ishaq (PML-N) Chaudhry Shaukat Wazir Ali (PPP).

LA-37 Jammu-4: Muhammad Akmal Sargala (PTI) Muhammad Siddique Chaudhry (PML-N) Mazhar Yousif Choudhary (PPP).

LA-38 Jammu-5: Muhammad Akbar Choudhry (PTI) Ch. Zeeshan Ali Muhammad (PML-N) Ashraf Chugtai (PPP).

LA-39 Jammu-6: Nazia Niaz (PTI) Raja Muhammad Siddique (PML-N) Chaudhry Fakhar uz Zaman Gul (PPP).

LA-40 Kashmir Valley-1: Muhammad Saleem Butt (PTI) Tahir Ali Wani (PML-N) Amir Abdul Ghaffar Lone (PPP).

LA-41 Kashmir Valley-2: Ghulam Mohi Uddin Deewan (PTI) Muhammad Ikram Butt (PML-N) Shabbir Abbas Mir (PPP).

LA-42 Kashmir Valley-3: Muhammad Asim Sharif (PTI) Syed Shaukat Ali Shah (PML-N) Hafeez Ahmed Butt (PPP).

LA-43 Kashmir Valley-4: Javed Butt (PTI) Naseema Khatoon Wani (PML-N) Azhar Hussain Gilani (PPP).

LA-44 Kashmir Valley-5: Bashir Ahmad Khan (PTI) Muhammad Ahmad Raza Qadri (PML-N) Muhammad Rashid Salam Butt (PPP).

LA-45 Kashmir Valley-6: PTI has fielded Abdul Majid Khan, while PML-N and the PPP have not placed any candidate, while Noor Ul Bari is the candidate of JI and Sumiya Sajid Raja is representing MC.

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