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Thursday Jul 29 2021
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AJK election: PTI prevails in LA-16; number of seats won rises to 26

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Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during a rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmirs Tarar Khal, on July 23, 2021. — PID/File
Prime Minister Imran Khan gestures during a rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Tarar Khal, on July 23, 2021. — PID/File

PTI has won the LA-16 Bagh 3 seat of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, whose results were withheld for re-polling on four polling stations, after clashes brought polling to a halt on July 25.

TI candidate Sardar Mir Akbar. — Geo News
TI candidate Sardar Mir Akbar. — Geo News

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.

Of the total 939 votes cast by government employees today, PTI received 396, whereas PPP got 421.

In the polls on July 25, PTI emerged as the largest winner with 25 seats, PPP came in second place with 11, while PML-N won six seats.

Now, with this latest victory, PTI will have 26 seats in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly.

In the July 25 polling exercise, voting was held in 163 of 167 polling stations, in which the PTI candidate was already in the lead, receiving 22,503 votes, while the PPP candidate got 22,307.

All four polling stations that were open today for re-polling were declared by the district administration as highly sensitive owing to which stringent security arrangements had been made. This included the deployment of 400 police officers and commandos.

Take a look at the complete, unofficial results of the AJK Election below: