PESHAWAR: Contrary to all the concerns and fears, results from first phase of re-polling in local body (LB) elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have proved Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) ground.
According to results announced so far, Pakistan PTI has won at least 47 seats while 25 independent candidates have been victorious.
Re-polling in district councils and tehsil councils was held in the province. Awami National Party (ANP) has secured as many as 10 seats while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) got 14 seats. Unofficial results suggest four seats of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and three of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP). The ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has secured at least six seats so far.
However, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has won one seat from Lakki Marwat.
In provincial capital Peshawar, PTI got as many as seven seats while PML-N secured 2 seats. ANP and JI won one seat each. In three Town Councils, PTI remained dominant while PML-N in one.
PTI defeated other parties with a total of at least 314 seats in district council. The number of independent candidates who won is 187. JUI-F came third and ANP fourth in order with at least 118 and 111 seats. PML-N and PPP follow with 93 and 46 seats. QWP ranks among low securing parties with 15 seats.
Awami Jamhuri Ittehad secured seven seats. All Pakistan Mulim League (APML) secured two, Pakistan Rah-e-Haq Party and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party got one seat each.