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Tuesday Sep 14 2021
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PM Imran orders to prepare analytical report on results of cantonment board polls: sources

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Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: file
Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: file   

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to ascertain the real causes of change in his party’s vote bank in various areas, Prime Minister Imran Tuesday ordered to prepare an analytical report on the results of the cantonment board elections in the country, Geo News reported, citing sources.

The sources said that PM Imran has sought the details of polls results in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and Peshawar. The analytical report is aimed at unearthing the reasons for the change in the party’s vote bank in rural and urban areas.

According to the unofficial results of the cantonment board elections, PML-N had emerged as the largest party in Punjab by winning 51 of the 113 wards in the province.

As per the unofficial results of 113 wards, where elections were held on Sunday, PML-N won 51 seats, followed by PTI with 28 seats. However, independent candidates had emerged victorious on 32 seats in the province.

The analytical report, besides other things, will also analyse the selection of candidates for elections in big cities and the behaviour of party leaders with voters and the supporters of PTI.

Meanwhile, PTI’s office-bearers belonging to various cities will meet PM Imran Khan following the cabinet meeting today, the sources added.

Biggest winner

PTI, however, emerged as the biggest winner in cantonment board elections held across Pakistan.

According to the preliminary, unofficial results, PTI obtained 63 seats, closely followed by PML-N which won 59.

Independent candidates bagged 52 seats.

Among the Opposition parties, PPP won 17, the Jamaat-e-Islami seven and Awami National Party two.

Of the allied parties, MQM won 10, whereas Balochistan Awami Party secured two.