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AJK Elections 2021: PTI wins 25 seats, PPP nine

724 candidates contested for 45 general seats

SAMAA | and - Posted: Jul 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Posted: Jul 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
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Artwork: Obair Khan/SAMAA Digital The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has won 25 seats in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Elections 2021. The Pakistan Peoples Party won nine seats, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which has formed the last government, won only six seats. All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference and Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party won one seat each. The results of LA-2, LA-12, and LA-16 are awaited but PPP candidates are said to be in lead. The polling started at 8am on July 25 (Sunday) and continued till 5pm. Thousands of people left their houses to cast their votes. A total of 724 candidates are contesting for 45 general seats. This year, 20 women are competing in the polls. Five hundred and seventy-nine candidates are competing for 33 constituencies within Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The remaining are contesting for 12 "refugee constituencies" in the country's four provinces. The 45 directly-elected members of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly will choose eight candidates for special seats. The assembly will be formed by 53 lawmakers.   This year, 32 political parties competed for the AJK elections. Here is the list of the winners: LA 1 – Mirpur I PTI’s Chaudhry Azhar Sadiq PPP’s Choudhry Muhammad Asfar Shahid JK PP’s Raja Muhammad Sarfaraz Jamat Falah e Insaniyat AJK’s Abdul Latif Butt AII J&K MC’s Ghulam Rabbani Barq PML-N’s Chaudhry Masood Khalid IND Javed Iqbal IND Muhammad Jahangir Akbar IND Shoaib Abid IND Tahir Qayyum IND Shahid Ahmed Chughtai IND Zaffar Khan IND Zahoor Sarwar IND Ali Zaman IND Liaqat Ali IND Luqman Anjum Sultan IND Nasreen Akhter IND Nagina Perveen IND Waqar Ahmed Mughal LA 2 – Mirpur II (Awaited) PPP’s Chaudhry Qasim MajeedTLP’s Abu Al Hasnat MQMP’s Basharat Shareef AAPP’s Khalid Farooq AII J&K MC’s Zulfiqar Ali QIP’s Sabar Sheraz PTI’s Zafar AnwerAT’s Asim Akram PML-N’s Muhammad Nazir Inqalabi JK UM’s Mazar Iqbal JK DP’s Mazar IqbalIND Jameel Akhter IND Sohail Sarfaraz IND Shahid Anwer IND Azeem Bakhsh IND Muhammad Khalil IND Moheez Majeed IND Maqsood Ahmed Tahir LA 3 – Mirpur III PTI’s Barrister Sultan Mehmood MWM’s Syed Tasawer Hussain Kazmi MQMP’s Toqeer Ahmed JI’s Zulqernain Butt JK UM’s Shabir Ahmed Chachi AII J&K MC’s Shazada Iqbal QIP’s Sardar Abdul Rahman Khan TLP’s Umair Asghar PPP’s Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf PML-N’s Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed AT’s Raja Muhammad Naib Khan AAPP’s Nasreen Farooq IND Yasir Sultan IND Muhammad Waqas Ashraf IND Muhammad Naheem IND Muhammad Azeem IND Muhammad Bilawal Hussain IND Muhammad Ashraf IND Qamar Zaheer IND Ishrat Hassan IND Shaid Latif IND Aman Ullah Khan IND Iftikhar Ahmed LA 4 – Mirpur IV PTI’s Arshad Hussain JI’s Altaf Hussain MQMP’s Raja Tanveer ul Hasan JK UM’s Khalid Hussain PML-N’s Ruksar Ahmed PPP’s Riaz Ahmed Chaudhry TLP’s Abdul Aziz Chaudhry PPP’s Faiz Hameed AII J&K MC’s Raja Masood Raqoof IND Ikhlaq Ahmed IND Hafeez Ullah Khan IND Soaib Arshad IND Raja Zaheer ul Haq IND Abdul Qayyum Aziz IND Aveena Ruksar IND Farooq Ahmed LA 5 – Bhimber I PML-N’s Waqar Ahmed Noor PPP’s Choudhry Pervez Ashraf J&K UM’s Aamir Saddique PTI’s Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq JI’s Muzaffar Hussain TLP’s Muhammad Khursheed AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Shafique JarralIND Laeeque Muhammad Aamer IND Muhammad Sikandar Khan INDA Malik Abdu Hamid IND Shakir Raza IND Chaudhry Waleed Ashraf IND Waqas Khizar IND Muhammad Malik LA 6 – Bhimber II PTI’s Ali Shan SoniPPP’s Idrees Chaudhry AII J&K MC’s Khushnood Azam TLP’s Ghulam Qadar JI’s Fakhar Uddin Ahmed AT’s Mehbood Hussain JK Liberation League’s Muhammad Arif PML-N’s Maqsood Ahmed Khan IND Javeed Akhtar IND Javeed Iqbal IND Waheem Akram IND Adeel Ali Shan IND Muhammad Razzaq IND Muhammad Rafiq IND Muhammad Latif LA 7 – Bhimber III PTI’s Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq PPP’s Anees Ahmed JI’s Riaz Ahmed TLP’s Muhammad Zubair J&K Awami Itehad’s Samia Mukhtar PML-N’s Tariq Farooq AII J&K MC’s Raja Tahir Iqbal Khan J&K UM’s Muhammad Ali Akhtar PPP’s Ali Murtaza J&K Awami Tehreek’s Muhammad Aziz Subhani IND Inam ul Haq IND Inam Sobani IND Raja Babar Ali Zulqernanin IND Muhammad Taimur Ilyas IND Muhammad Rizwan IND Muhammad Saeed IND Muhammad Sajjad IND Sami Ullah IND Muhammad Abdullah IND Abdul Qayyum IND Muhammad Usman IND Abid Zubair IND Qayyum Yousaf IND Raja Mazar Iqbal LA 8 – Kotli I PTI’s Zaffar Iqbal Malik PML-N’s Zulfiqar Ali J&K UM’s Sanwal Shareef Akash JK PP’s Shahzad Ahmed TLP’s Malik Zaheer Ahmed QIP’s Aqib Amir PPP’s Muhammad Aftab Anjum JI’s Muhammad Arif AII J&K MC’s Malik Muhammad Nawaz Khan IND Amjad Rasheed IND Syed Amir Arshad Ali Shah IND Muhammad Zaman IND Muhammad Faiz Malik LA 9 – Kotli II PPP’s Javed Iqbal Budhanvi-24,276 votes AII J&K MC’s Sardar Muhammad Naeem Khan-19,484 votes PTI’s Asif Hanif PML-N’s Munir Hussain Khan PPP’s Muhammad Raqib Shaheen TLP’s M.Shabeer Tabassum IND Asif Mumtaz IND Khizer Iftikhar IND Shadia Shaheen IND Shah Nawaz Ali IND Masood Ahmed IND Muhammad Baseer Khan Sarwar IND Muhammad Naeem Khan IND Waqar Ahmed Khan LA 10 – Kotli III PPP’s Muhammad Yasin Chaudhary AAPP’s Anees Butt PML-N’s Zubair Iqbal Kayani JK Liberation League’s Shakil Ahmed Rathore JI’s Abdul Hameed Chaudhary QIP’s Sardar Abdur Rehman Khan PPP’s Raja Imran Adil TLP’s Muhammad Tasneem Azeem AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Farooq Khan PTI’s Malik Muhammad Yousaf IND Ahmed Faheem IND Rizwan Ahmed IND Shakeel Mehmood IND Asim Javed IND Atif Ikram IND Abdur Rehman IND Chaudhary Abdul Qayyum IND Irfan Arif Chaudhary IND Lal Hussain IND Liaqat Hussain Mughal IND Syed Majid Bukhari IND Muhammad Iltas Chaudhary IND Muhammad Amjad IND Muhammad Masood Raza IND Muhammad Najeeb Raja IND Chaudhary Nasir Kamal Yousaf IND Nazam Hussain LA 11 – Kotli IV PTI’s Ch.Muhammad Ikhlaq AII J&K MC’s Raja Iftikhar Hussain J&K UM’s Babar Hussain QIP’s Sardar Abdul Rehman Khan PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Bashir Pehlwan AAPP’s Muhammad Bashir TLP’s Muhammad Habib JI’s Muhammad Mehfooz PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Naseer IND Abu Bakar IND Sardar Zaffar Iqbal IND Muhammad Akram IND Muhammad Babar IND Mehfooz Hussain LA 12- Kotli V (Awaited) TLP’s Arshad Mehmood JK PP’s Bashrat Hussain PTI’s Shauqat Fareed JI’s Ghafarat Shaid PML-N’s Muhammad Riasat Khan JK Liberation League’s Muhamamd Sharyar Zaffar PPP’s Muhammad Yasin AAPP’s Maqsood Ahmed AII J&K MC’s Naeem Mansab Dad Khan IND Haider Ali Tepu IND Zulfiqar Ahmed IND Robina Shaheen IND Saeed Hussain IND Aqeel ur Rehman IND Muhammad Alyas IND Muhammad Munir IND Mumtaz Ahmed IND Nusrat Hussain LA 13 – Kotli VI PTI’s Ansar AbdaliTLP’s Arslan Faiz PML-N’s Ayaz Ahmed JI’s Ch. Habib ur Rehman PPP’s Amar Farooq AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Rasheed PPP’s Muhammad Waleed MQMP’s Waseem ZulfiqarIND Javed Iqbal IND Ch. Nisar Ahmed IND Zubair Hussain IND Shadab SikandarIND Abdul Qayyum Sabri IND Abdul Qayyu Qamar IND Muhammad Asad IND Muhammad Waseem Kafiat IND Nasreen Akhtar   LA 14 - Bagh I Muslim Conference's Sardar AttiqueJK PP’s Abrar Ahmed J&K UM’s Akhtar Hussain JI’s Imtiaz Ahmed Abbasi JI’s Khalid Mehmood Khan PPP’s Muhamad Khawar Khan TLP’s Muhammad Usman Abbasi PML-N’s Raja Faisal Azad PTI’s Muhammad Latif Khalique-13,429 votes LA 15 - Bagh II PTI’s Tanveer Ilyas PPP’s Rahida Riaz PPP’s Sardar Zia-ul-Qamar JI’s Abdul Rasheed Tarabi JUI’s Abdul Rasheed TLP’s Masood Hayat PML-N’s Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas MQMP’s Muhammad Gulzar Khan LA 16 - Bagh III (Results to be announced after re-polling) PML-N’s Ejaz Ahmed PTI’s Sardar Mir Akbar Khan PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Rafique Baig PPP’s Sardar Qamar-uz-Zaman Khan TLP’s Saddam Aziz JI’s Muhammad Sajid Khan MQMP’s Muhammad Rafique Hashmi LA 17 - Bagh IV PPP’s Raja Faisal Mumtaz Rathore TLP’s Tanveer Hussain SiddiquiPML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Aziz PTI’s Amir Nazir Choudhary LA 18 - Poonch and Sudhnuti I PTI’s Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Nayazi-24,323 votesPPP’s Muhammad Ishfaq Khan PPP’s Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan JI’s Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan TLP’s Tariq Aziz PML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Yasin Gulshan-15,769 votes LA 19 - Poonch and Sudhnuti II PML-N’s Sardar Amir Iltaf Khan PTI’s Sardar Arzash Sadozai PPP’s Saood bin Sadiq TLP’s Gulbaz Khan JI’s Muhammad Sarfraz LA 20 - Poonch and Sudhnuti III PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Yaqoub Khan- 11,925 votesPML-N’s Abdul Rashid Khan-4,883 votesPTI’s Khattab Azam JUI’s Riaz Ahmed Nomani TLP’s Shafat Hussain JI’s Zahid Rafiq LA 21 - Poonch and Sudhnuti IV Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party's Hassan Ibrahim Khan-8,171 votesPML-N’s Tahir Anwer Khan TLP’s Muhammad Abid Hussain JI’s Sardar Qayyum Afsar Khan JUI’s Dr Muhammad Irfan Kiyani PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan PTI’s Nayyar Ayoub Khan LA 22 - Poonch and Sudhnuti V PTI’s Shahida Sagar PPP’s Syed Dilawar Hussain Bukhari PML-N’s Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi JI’s Muhammad Sajjad Khan TLP’s Muhammad Naeem Khan LA 23 - Poonch and Sudhnuti VI PTI’s Sardar Muhammad Hussain Khan JI’s Arslan Nisar QIP’s Shoukat Hussain Gohar PPP’s Muhammad Raees Khan PML-N’s Muhammad Najeeb Khan TLP’s Naseem Ahmed Khan LA 24 - Poonch and Sudhnuti VII PTI’s Faheem Rabbani-30,787 votes PML-N’s Farooq Ahmed Tahir-24,365 votes TLP’s Zulfiqar Ali JI’s Sardar Arshad Nadeem Advocate QIP’s Abdul Ghafoor Khan PPP’s Innyat Ullah LA 25 - Neelum Valley I PML-N’s Shah Ghulam Qadir JI’s Muhammad Altaf Kashmiri TLP’s M. Ayyun Sheikh PPP’s Mian Abdul Waheed AAPP’s Sajid Gul PTI’s Sardar Gul Khandan MQMP’s Shokat Hussain QIP’s Tauseef-Ur-Rehman Pak Kashmir Party’s Syed Manzoor Akbar Shah LA 26 - Neelum Valley II PPP’s Mian Abdul Waheed PTI’s Raja Muhammad Ilyas PML-N’s Raja Basheer Khan Pak Kashmir Party’s Zaheer Ahmed JI’s Anayat Ali Awan MQMP’s Muhib-ur-Rahman JUI’s Mahrouf Ahmed TLP’s Mian Muhammad Khabib LA 27 -Muzaffarabad I PPP’s Sardar M Javed MQMP’s Babir Iman Khan Ikhwanzada PTI’s Mir Atique ur Rehman TLP’s Mir Fahad Mushtaq PML-N’s Noreen Arif JUI’s Hafiz Waqas Ahmed LA 28 - Muzaffarabad II PPP’s Syed Bazil Ali Naqvi PTI’s Ch. Shahzad Mehmood JI’s Raja Asad Khan PML-N’s Ayed Murtaza Gillani TLP’s Syed Shahbeer Hussain Kazmi AAPP’s Naila Shahzaman LA 29 - Muzaffarabad III PTI’s Khawaja Farooq Ahmed PML-N’s Syed Iftikhar Gillani PPP’s Raja Jamal Abdul Nasir MQMP’s Junaid Ahmed Mir TLP’s Malik Fiaz PPP’s Sardar Mubarak Haider JI’s Syed Nazeer Hussain Shah LA 30 - Muzaffarabad IV PTI’s Muhammad Rasheed- 18,119 votesPPP’s Ayed Iftekhar Hussain Shah TLP’s Shaukat Hussain PPP’s Mubashir Muneer Awan-10,003 votesJI’s Muhammad Bashir Awan PML-N’s Mustafa Bashir Abbasi-10,490 votesAll J&K MC’s Syed Tassawar Abbas Musavi LA 31 - Muzaffarabad V PPP’s Chaudhry Latif Akbar- 22,824 votesMuslim Conference's Raja Saqib Majeed-21,481 votesPTI’s Raja Muhammad Mansoor Khan-9,175 votes PML-N’s Raja Ibrar Hussain Khan JI’s Qazi Shahid Majeed TLP’s Muhammad Ashraf MQMP’s Syed Waqarat Hussain Shah LA 32 - Muzaffarabad VI PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan-15,590 votesPPP’s Muhammad Ashfaq Zaffar-15,100 votes JUI’s Altaf Hussain Siddique JI’s Raja Muhammad Mushtaq Khan PTI’s Syed Zeeshan Haider Kazmi TLP’s Muhammad Ashfaq Hashmi LA 33- Muzaffarabad VII PTI’s Deewan Ali Chughtai- 26,474 votesPML-N’s Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan (AK PM)JI’s Syed Ali Imad-ul-Islam TLP’s Abdul Razzaq JUI’s Mukhtar Ahmed Kiani PPP’s Muhammad Javed Refugee seats These 12 seats are reserved for Kashmiri refugees who migrated from the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and 1965 and are settled in various parts of Pakistan. LA 34 - Jammu I [Balochistan, Sindh, Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Lahore] PTI’s Riaz Ahmed PPP’s Zahid Iqbal PSP’s Shah Abdul Latif Faisal TLP’s Fazal Ur Rehman PML-N’s Nasir Hussain Dar LA 35 - Jammu II [Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot's Daska, Pasroor and Samrial] PTI’s Maqbool Ahmad GujjarPML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Ismail PPP’s Khalid Mehmood Chaudhary PPP’s Muhammad Iqbal TLP’s Muhammad Arif LA 36 - Jammu III [Sialkot] PTI’s Hafiz Hamid Raza PPP’s Choudhry Shaukat Ali TLP’s Rana Adnan Jamil PPP’s Faiz Ullah PML-N’s Muhammad Ishaq LA 37 - Jammu IV [Narowal] PTI’s Muhammad Akmal Sargala TLP’s Arslan Rasheed PML-N’s Muhammad Siddique Chaudhry PPP’s Mazhar Yousaf Choudhary LA 38 - Jammu V [Gujranwala's Wazirabad, Gujrat, and Mandi Bahauddin] PTI’s Muhammad Akbar Chaudhry PML-N’s Zeeshan Ali TLP’s Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry PPP’s Muhammad Ashraf Chughtai JI’s Muhammad Umer Siddique LA 39 - Jammu VI [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad] PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Siddique-9,557 votesPTI’s Nazia Niaz-7,510 votes PPP’s Chaudhry Fakhar Zaman TLP’s Rashid Mehmood LA 40 - Kashmir Valley I [Balochistan and Sindh] PPP’s Amir Abdul Ghaffar Lone-2,165 votesPSP’s Shabir Ahmed Khan PML-N’s Tahir Ali Wani PTI’s Muhammad Saleem Butt-875 votes LA 41 - Kashmir Valley II [Lahore] PTI’s Ghulam Mohyidin Dewan PPP’s Shabbir Abbas Mir PML-N’s Muhammad Ikram Butt All J&K MC’s Syed Maqsood Gillani LA 42 - Kashmir Valley III [Bahawalpur, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, and Chakwal] PTI’s Muhammad Asim Sharif-1,254 votes PPP’s Hafeez Ahmed Butt All J&K MC’s Rana Sarfaraz Ahmed JI’s Saeed Ahmed Khan PML-N’s Syed Shoukat Ali Shah-1,205 votes LA 43 - Kashmir Valley IV [Ward 15 to 50 in Rawalpindi] PTI’s Javed Butt-782 votesPPP’s Hamza Majid Bazmi PML-N’s Naseema Khatoon-720 votes  LA 44 - Kashmir Valley V [Ward 1 to 14 of Rawalpindi, Cantonment ward 1 to 10, Islamabad, and Attock] PML-N’s Muhammad Ahmed Raza Qadri PTI’s Bashir Ahmed Khan PPP’s Muhammad Rashid Aslam TLP’s Naseerullah Khan Durrani LA 45 - Kashmir Valley VI [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa] PTI’s Abdul Majid Khan IND Ahmed Mushahid Mushtaq IND Abdul Nasir Khan JI’s Noor-ul-Bari  Live updates 3:44PM: A group of PPP supporters attacked PTI's Asif Hanif on his visit to the polling station in Nakial. They accused him of rigging after which a fight broke out between members of both the parties. 3:19PM: A man was arrested from LA-36 Jammu III's polling station in Sialkot for carrying weapons. The police seized three magazine guns and 40 bullets from his possession. Display of weapons and carrying firearms is strictly prohibited under the electoral rule 2PM: Four FC officers were injured in a fight between the supporters of two parties at a polling station for women in Muzaffarabad's Chattian. 12:23PM: At least 10 people were injured after a fight broke out between PPP and PTI workers in LA-15 Bagh's polling station 86. FC and Pakistan Rangers personnel have reached the site. Voting at the station has been stopped. Injured people have been moved to the hospital. 12PM: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Haider has claimed that security forces are collaborating with PTI candidates in Muzaffarabad VII's Dara Batangi and Banayia. I was told just now that in MZD 7 Dara Batangi and Banayia law enforcing agencies are collaborating with PTI candidate— Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan (@farooq_pm) July 25, 2021 11:45AM: Polling at LA-35 Jammu II in Gujranwala's Satellite halted after PML-N leaders were found inside the polling station. The deputy commissioner has reached the site and is vacating the station. Two people have been arrested. 11AM: PPP Senator Taj Haider, in a letter to the election commission, accused PTI workers of opening fire at the car of PPP workers at polling stations 91, 92, 93, 94,95, and 101. The police have, on the other hand, arrested LA-30's chief polling agent Zarrar Khan. In Abbottabad, a fight broke out between the supporters of two independent candidates. The police have reached the site and dispersed the crowd. 10:39AM: Two people were killed and two injured in an exchange of fire between the workers of PPP and PTI at a polling station in Kotli's LA-12. Display of weapons and carrying firearms is strictly prohibited under the electoral rule. Voting at the polling station has resumed. 9:40AM: The PPP accused PTI of harassing voters at LA-34's polling station 481. "They are not letting people vote," a PPP worker claimed. The opposition party claimed that two polling agents of LA-9's polling station 18 have disappeared. A written complaint has been sent to the election commission. 9:39AM: PPP wrote a letter to the secretary of the election commission accusing PTI workers of forcefully removing camps outside polling station 20 in LA-44. The police are instructing people to vote for certain candidates, the letter said. 8:30AM: Six people were arrested outside a polling station for LA-45 in Peshawar. It was reported that a fight broke out between polling agents and workers of a political party. The voting resumed after a delay of 30 minutes. The voters are being allowed inside The City School No 2 following strict security checking. Voters and security Over 2.8 million voters have been registered in Azad Kashmir and 0.4 million in Jammu. According to the AJK Election Commission, as many as 301,400 voters will exercise their right to vote in Mirpur district; 287,536 in Bhimber district; 540,646 in Kotli district, and 286,864 in Bagh district. The AJK government has handed over the security of the upcoming election to the Pakistan Army. More than 44,000 security personnel will be deployed at polling stations across the region as per Article 245 of the Constitution. The Pakistan Army troops will be deployed from July 22 to July 26. Police, assisted by LEAs from other provinces and Civil Armed Forces, including Rangers and FC, will be employed for the smooth and peaceful conduct of AJK Elections The government has declared 1,209 polling stations sensitive and 826 most sensitive. Control rooms will be established across the region at the district level to ensure a smooth flow of voting. The last elections were held in 2016, in which PML-N bagged 31 seats, PPP won three seats, PTI won two, and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party won one seat. Of the total 29 seats, PML-N took 22. The remaining it won from 12 constituencies across Pakistan.
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Artwork: Obair Khan/SAMAA Digital

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has won 25 seats in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Elections 2021.

The Pakistan Peoples Party won nine seats, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which has formed the last government, won only six seats. All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference and Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party won one seat each.

The results of LA-2, LA-12, and LA-16 are awaited but PPP candidates are said to be in lead.

The polling started at 8am on July 25 (Sunday) and continued till 5pm. Thousands of people left their houses to cast their votes.

A total of 724 candidates are contesting for 45 general seats. This year, 20 women are competing in the polls. Five hundred and seventy-nine candidates are competing for 33 constituencies within Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The remaining are contesting for 12 “refugee constituencies” in the country’s four provinces.

The 45 directly-elected members of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly will choose eight candidates for special seats. The assembly will be formed by 53 lawmakers.  

This year, 32 political parties competed for the AJK elections.

Here is the list of the winners:

LA 1 – Mirpur I

  • PTI’s Chaudhry Azhar Sadiq
  • PPP’s Choudhry Muhammad Asfar Shahid
  • JK PP’s Raja Muhammad Sarfaraz
  • Jamat Falah e Insaniyat AJK’s Abdul Latif Butt
  • AII J&K MC’s Ghulam Rabbani Barq
  • PML-N’s Chaudhry Masood Khalid
  • IND Javed Iqbal
  • IND Muhammad Jahangir Akbar
  • IND Shoaib Abid
  • IND Tahir Qayyum
  • IND Shahid Ahmed Chughtai
  • IND Zaffar Khan
  • IND Zahoor Sarwar
  • IND Ali Zaman
  • IND Liaqat Ali
  • IND Luqman Anjum Sultan
  • IND Nasreen Akhter
  • IND Nagina Perveen
  • IND Waqar Ahmed Mughal

LA 2 – Mirpur II (Awaited)

  • PPP’s Chaudhry Qasim Majeed
  • TLP’s Abu Al Hasnat
  • MQMP’s Basharat Shareef
  • AAPP’s Khalid Farooq
  • AII J&K MC’s Zulfiqar Ali
  • QIP’s Sabar Sheraz
  • PTI’s Zafar Anwer
  • AT’s Asim Akram
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Nazir Inqalabi
  • JK UM’s Mazar Iqbal
  • JK DP’s Mazar Iqbal
  • IND Jameel Akhter
  • IND Sohail Sarfaraz
  • IND Shahid Anwer
  • IND Azeem Bakhsh
  • IND Muhammad Khalil
  • IND Moheez Majeed
  • IND Maqsood Ahmed Tahir

LA 3 – Mirpur III

  • PTI’s Barrister Sultan Mehmood
  • MWM’s Syed Tasawer Hussain Kazmi
  • MQMP’s Toqeer Ahmed
  • JI’s Zulqernain Butt
  • JK UM’s Shabir Ahmed Chachi
  • AII J&K MC’s Shazada Iqbal
  • QIP’s Sardar Abdul Rahman Khan
  • TLP’s Umair Asghar
  • PPP’s Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf
  • PML-N’s Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed
  • AT’s Raja Muhammad Naib Khan
  • AAPP’s Nasreen Farooq
  • IND Yasir Sultan
  • IND Muhammad Waqas Ashraf
  • IND Muhammad Naheem
  • IND Muhammad Azeem
  • IND Muhammad Bilawal Hussain
  • IND Muhammad Ashraf
  • IND Qamar Zaheer
  • IND Ishrat Hassan
  • IND Shaid Latif
  • IND Aman Ullah Khan
  • IND Iftikhar Ahmed

LA 4 – Mirpur IV

  • PTI’s Arshad Hussain
  • JI’s Altaf Hussain
  • MQMP’s Raja Tanveer ul Hasan
  • JK UM’s Khalid Hussain
  • PML-N’s Ruksar Ahmed
  • PPP’s Riaz Ahmed Chaudhry
  • TLP’s Abdul Aziz Chaudhry
  • PPP’s Faiz Hameed
  • AII J&K MC’s Raja Masood Raqoof
  • IND Ikhlaq Ahmed
  • IND Hafeez Ullah Khan
  • IND Soaib Arshad
  • IND Raja Zaheer ul Haq
  • IND Abdul Qayyum Aziz
  • IND Aveena Ruksar
  • IND Farooq Ahmed

LA 5 – Bhimber I

  • PML-N’s Waqar Ahmed Noor
  • PPP’s Choudhry Pervez Ashraf
  • J&K UM’s Aamir Saddique
  • PTI’s Chaudhry Anwar-ul-Haq
  • JI’s Muzaffar Hussain
  • TLP’s Muhammad Khursheed
  • AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Shafique Jarral
  • IND Laeeque Muhammad Aamer
  • IND Muhammad Sikandar Khan
  • INDA Malik Abdu Hamid
  • IND Shakir Raza
  • IND Chaudhry Waleed Ashraf
  • IND Waqas Khizar
  • IND Muhammad Malik

LA 6 – Bhimber II

  • PTI’s Ali Shan Soni
  • PPP’s Idrees Chaudhry
  • AII J&K MC’s Khushnood Azam
  • TLP’s Ghulam Qadar
  • JI’s Fakhar Uddin Ahmed
  • AT’s Mehbood Hussain
  • JK Liberation League’s Muhammad Arif
  • PML-N’s Maqsood Ahmed Khan
  • IND Javeed Akhtar
  • IND Javeed Iqbal
  • IND Waheem Akram
  • IND Adeel Ali Shan
  • IND Muhammad Razzaq
  • IND Muhammad Rafiq
  • IND Muhammad Latif

LA 7 – Bhimber III

  • PTI’s Chaudhry Anwar ul Haq
  • PPP’s Anees Ahmed
  • JI’s Riaz Ahmed
  • TLP’s Muhammad Zubair
  • J&K Awami Itehad’s Samia Mukhtar
  • PML-N’s Tariq Farooq
  • AII J&K MC’s Raja Tahir Iqbal Khan
  • J&K UM’s Muhammad Ali Akhtar
  • PPP’s Ali Murtaza
  • J&K Awami Tehreek’s Muhammad Aziz Subhani
  • IND Inam ul Haq
  • IND Inam Sobani
  • IND Raja Babar Ali Zulqernanin
  • IND Muhammad Taimur Ilyas
  • IND Muhammad Rizwan
  • IND Muhammad Saeed
  • IND Muhammad Sajjad
  • IND Sami Ullah
  • IND Muhammad Abdullah
  • IND Abdul Qayyum
  • IND Muhammad Usman
  • IND Abid Zubair
  • IND Qayyum Yousaf
  • IND Raja Mazar Iqbal

LA 8 – Kotli I

  • PTI’s Zaffar Iqbal Malik
  • PML-N’s Zulfiqar Ali
  • J&K UM’s Sanwal Shareef Akash
  • JK PP’s Shahzad Ahmed
  • TLP’s Malik Zaheer Ahmed
  • QIP’s Aqib Amir
  • PPP’s Muhammad Aftab Anjum
  • JI’s Muhammad Arif
  • AII J&K MC’s Malik Muhammad Nawaz Khan
  • IND Amjad Rasheed
  • IND Syed Amir Arshad Ali Shah
  • IND Muhammad Zaman
  • IND Muhammad Faiz Malik

LA 9 – Kotli II

  • PPP’s Javed Iqbal Budhanvi-24,276 votes
  • AII J&K MC’s Sardar Muhammad Naeem Khan-19,484 votes
  • PTI’s Asif Hanif
  • PML-N’s Munir Hussain Khan
  • PPP’s Muhammad Raqib Shaheen
  • TLP’s M.Shabeer Tabassum
  • IND Asif Mumtaz
  • IND Khizer Iftikhar
  • IND Shadia Shaheen
  • IND Shah Nawaz Ali
  • IND Masood Ahmed
  • IND Muhammad Baseer Khan Sarwar
  • IND Muhammad Naeem Khan
  • IND Waqar Ahmed Khan

LA 10 – Kotli III

  • PPP’s Muhammad Yasin Chaudhary
  • AAPP’s Anees Butt
  • PML-N’s Zubair Iqbal Kayani
  • JK Liberation League’s Shakil Ahmed Rathore
  • JI’s Abdul Hameed Chaudhary
  • QIP’s Sardar Abdur Rehman Khan
  • PPP’s Raja Imran Adil
  • TLP’s Muhammad Tasneem Azeem
  • AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Farooq Khan
  • PTI’s Malik Muhammad Yousaf
  • IND Ahmed Faheem
  • IND Rizwan Ahmed
  • IND Shakeel Mehmood
  • IND Asim Javed
  • IND Atif Ikram
  • IND Abdur Rehman
  • IND Chaudhary Abdul Qayyum
  • IND Irfan Arif Chaudhary
  • IND Lal Hussain
  • IND Liaqat Hussain Mughal
  • IND Syed Majid Bukhari
  • IND Muhammad Iltas Chaudhary
  • IND Muhammad Amjad
  • IND Muhammad Masood Raza
  • IND Muhammad Najeeb Raja
  • IND Chaudhary Nasir Kamal Yousaf
  • IND Nazam Hussain

LA 11 – Kotli IV

  • PTI’s Ch.Muhammad Ikhlaq
  • AII J&K MC’s Raja Iftikhar Hussain
  • J&K UM’s Babar Hussain
  • QIP’s Sardar Abdul Rehman Khan
  • PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Bashir Pehlwan
  • AAPP’s Muhammad Bashir
  • TLP’s Muhammad Habib
  • JI’s Muhammad Mehfooz
  • PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Naseer
  • IND Abu Bakar
  • IND Sardar Zaffar Iqbal
  • IND Muhammad Akram
  • IND Muhammad Babar
  • IND Mehfooz Hussain

LA 12- Kotli V (Awaited)

  • TLP’s Arshad Mehmood
  • JK PP’s Bashrat Hussain
  • PTI’s Shauqat Fareed
  • JI’s Ghafarat Shaid
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Riasat Khan
  • JK Liberation League’s Muhamamd Sharyar Zaffar
  • PPP’s Muhammad Yasin
  • AAPP’s Maqsood Ahmed
  • AII J&K MC’s Naeem Mansab Dad Khan
  • IND Haider Ali Tepu
  • IND Zulfiqar Ahmed
  • IND Robina Shaheen
  • IND Saeed Hussain
  • IND Aqeel ur Rehman
  • IND Muhammad Alyas
  • IND Muhammad Munir
  • IND Mumtaz Ahmed
  • IND Nusrat Hussain

LA 13 – Kotli VI

  • PTI’s Ansar Abdali
  • TLP’s Arslan Faiz
  • PML-N’s Ayaz Ahmed
  • JI’s Ch. Habib ur Rehman
  • PPP’s Amar Farooq
  • AII J&K MC’s Muhammad Rasheed
  • PPP’s Muhammad Waleed
  • MQMP’s Waseem Zulfiqar
  • IND Javed Iqbal
  • IND Ch. Nisar Ahmed
  • IND Zubair Hussain
  • IND Shadab Sikandar
  • IND Abdul Qayyum Sabri
  • IND Abdul Qayyu Qamar
  • IND Muhammad Asad
  • IND Muhammad Waseem Kafiat
  • IND Nasreen Akhtar  

LA 14 – Bagh I

  • Muslim Conference’s Sardar Attique
  • JK PP’s Abrar Ahmed
  • J&K UM’s Akhtar Hussain
  • JI’s Imtiaz Ahmed Abbasi
  • JI’s Khalid Mehmood Khan
  • PPP’s Muhamad Khawar Khan
  • TLP’s Muhammad Usman Abbasi
  • PML-N’s Raja Faisal Azad
  • PTI’s Muhammad Latif Khalique-13,429 votes

LA 15 – Bagh II

  • PTI’s Tanveer Ilyas
  • PPP’s Rahida Riaz
  • PPP’s Sardar Zia-ul-Qamar
  • JI’s Abdul Rasheed Tarabi
  • JUI’s Abdul Rasheed
  • TLP’s Masood Hayat
  • PML-N’s Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas
  • MQMP’s Muhammad Gulzar Khan

LA 16 – Bagh III (Results to be announced after re-polling)

  • PML-N’s Ejaz Ahmed
  • PTI’s Sardar Mir Akbar Khan
  • PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Rafique Baig
  • PPP’s Sardar Qamar-uz-Zaman Khan
  • TLP’s Saddam Aziz
  • JI’s Muhammad Sajid Khan
  • MQMP’s Muhammad Rafique Hashmi

LA 17 – Bagh IV

  • PPP’s Raja Faisal Mumtaz Rathore
  • TLP’s Tanveer Hussain Siddiqui
  • PML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Aziz
  • PTI’s Amir Nazir Choudhary

LA 18 – Poonch and Sudhnuti I

  • PTI’s Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan Nayazi-24,323 votes
  • PPP’s Muhammad Ishfaq Khan
  • PPP’s Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan
  • JI’s Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan
  • TLP’s Tariq Aziz
  • PML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Yasin Gulshan-15,769 votes

LA 19 – Poonch and Sudhnuti II

  • PML-N’s Sardar Amir Iltaf Khan
  • PTI’s Sardar Arzash Sadozai
  • PPP’s Saood bin Sadiq
  • TLP’s Gulbaz Khan
  • JI’s Muhammad Sarfraz

LA 20 – Poonch and Sudhnuti III

  • PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Yaqoub Khan- 11,925 votes
  • PML-N’s Abdul Rashid Khan-4,883 votes
  • PTI’s Khattab Azam
  • JUI’s Riaz Ahmed Nomani
  • TLP’s Shafat Hussain
  • JI’s Zahid Rafiq

LA 21 – Poonch and Sudhnuti IV

  • Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party’s Hassan Ibrahim Khan-8,171 votes
  • PML-N’s Tahir Anwer Khan
  • TLP’s Muhammad Abid Hussain
  • JI’s Sardar Qayyum Afsar Khan
  • JUI’s Dr Muhammad Irfan Kiyani
  • PPP’s Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan
  • PTI’s Nayyar Ayoub Khan

LA 22 – Poonch and Sudhnuti V

  • PTI’s Shahida Sagar
  • PPP’s Syed Dilawar Hussain Bukhari
  • PML-N’s Sardar Abdul Khaliq Wasi
  • JI’s Muhammad Sajjad Khan
  • TLP’s Muhammad Naeem Khan

LA 23 – Poonch and Sudhnuti VI

  • PTI’s Sardar Muhammad Hussain Khan
  • JI’s Arslan Nisar
  • QIP’s Shoukat Hussain Gohar
  • PPP’s Muhammad Raees Khan
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Najeeb Khan
  • TLP’s Naseem Ahmed Khan

LA 24 – Poonch and Sudhnuti VII

  • PTI’s Faheem Rabbani-30,787 votes
  • PML-N’s Farooq Ahmed Tahir-24,365 votes
  • TLP’s Zulfiqar Ali
  • JI’s Sardar Arshad Nadeem Advocate
  • QIP’s Abdul Ghafoor Khan
  • PPP’s Innyat Ullah

LA 25 – Neelum Valley I

  • PML-N’s Shah Ghulam Qadir
  • JI’s Muhammad Altaf Kashmiri
  • TLP’s M. Ayyun Sheikh
  • PPP’s Mian Abdul Waheed
  • AAPP’s Sajid Gul
  • PTI’s Sardar Gul Khandan
  • MQMP’s Shokat Hussain
  • QIP’s Tauseef-Ur-Rehman
  • Pak Kashmir Party’s Syed Manzoor Akbar Shah

LA 26 – Neelum Valley II

  • PPP’s Mian Abdul Waheed
  • PTI’s Raja Muhammad Ilyas
  • PML-N’s Raja Basheer Khan
  • Pak Kashmir Party’s Zaheer Ahmed
  • JI’s Anayat Ali Awan
  • MQMP’s Muhib-ur-Rahman
  • JUI’s Mahrouf Ahmed
  • TLP’s Mian Muhammad Khabib

LA 27 -Muzaffarabad I

  • PPP’s Sardar M Javed
  • MQMP’s Babir Iman Khan Ikhwanzada
  • PTI’s Mir Atique ur Rehman
  • TLP’s Mir Fahad Mushtaq
  • PML-N’s Noreen Arif
  • JUI’s Hafiz Waqas Ahmed

LA 28 – Muzaffarabad II

  • PPP’s Syed Bazil Ali Naqvi
  • PTI’s Ch. Shahzad Mehmood
  • JI’s Raja Asad Khan
  • PML-N’s Ayed Murtaza Gillani
  • TLP’s Syed Shahbeer Hussain Kazmi
  • AAPP’s Naila Shahzaman

LA 29 – Muzaffarabad III

  • PTI’s Khawaja Farooq Ahmed
  • PML-N’s Syed Iftikhar Gillani
  • PPP’s Raja Jamal Abdul Nasir
  • MQMP’s Junaid Ahmed Mir
  • TLP’s Malik Fiaz
  • PPP’s Sardar Mubarak Haider
  • JI’s Syed Nazeer Hussain Shah

LA 30 – Muzaffarabad IV

  • PTI’s Muhammad Rasheed- 18,119 votes
  • PPP’s Ayed Iftekhar Hussain Shah
  • TLP’s Shaukat Hussain
  • PPP’s Mubashir Muneer Awan-10,003 votes
  • JI’s Muhammad Bashir Awan
  • PML-N’s Mustafa Bashir Abbasi-10,490 votes
  • All J&K MC’s Syed Tassawar Abbas Musavi

LA 31 – Muzaffarabad V

  • PPP’s Chaudhry Latif Akbar- 22,824 votes
  • Muslim Conference’s Raja Saqib Majeed-21,481 votes
  • PTI’s Raja Muhammad Mansoor Khan-9,175 votes
  • PML-N’s Raja Ibrar Hussain Khan
  • JI’s Qazi Shahid Majeed
  • TLP’s Muhammad Ashraf
  • MQMP’s Syed Waqarat Hussain Shah

LA 32 – Muzaffarabad VI

  • PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan15,590 votes
  • PPP’s Muhammad Ashfaq Zaffar-15,100 votes
  • JUI’s Altaf Hussain Siddique
  • JI’s Raja Muhammad Mushtaq Khan
  • PTI’s Syed Zeeshan Haider Kazmi
  • TLP’s Muhammad Ashfaq Hashmi

LA 33- Muzaffarabad VII

  • PTI’s Deewan Ali Chughtai- 26,474 votes
  • PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan (AK PM)
  • JI’s Syed Ali Imad-ul-Islam
  • TLP’s Abdul Razzaq
  • JUI’s Mukhtar Ahmed Kiani
  • PPP’s Muhammad Javed

Refugee seats

These 12 seats are reserved for Kashmiri refugees who migrated from the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and 1965 and are settled in various parts of Pakistan.

LA 34 – Jammu I [Balochistan, Sindh, Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Sargodha, and Lahore]

  • PTI’s Riaz Ahmed
  • PPP’s Zahid Iqbal
  • PSP’s Shah Abdul Latif Faisal
  • TLP’s Fazal Ur Rehman
  • PML-N’s Nasir Hussain Dar

LA 35 – Jammu II [Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Sialkot’s Daska, Pasroor and Samrial]

  • PTI’s Maqbool Ahmad Gujjar
  • PML-N’s Ch. Muhammad Ismail
  • PPP’s Khalid Mehmood Chaudhary
  • PPP’s Muhammad Iqbal
  • TLP’s Muhammad Arif

LA 36 – Jammu III [Sialkot]

  • PTI’s Hafiz Hamid Raza
  • PPP’s Choudhry Shaukat Ali
  • TLP’s Rana Adnan Jamil
  • PPP’s Faiz Ullah
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Ishaq

LA 37 – Jammu IV [Narowal]

  • PTI’s Muhammad Akmal Sargala
  • TLP’s Arslan Rasheed
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Siddique Chaudhry
  • PPP’s Mazhar Yousaf Choudhary

LA 38 – Jammu V [Gujranwala’s Wazirabad, Gujrat, and Mandi Bahauddin]

  • PTI’s Muhammad Akbar Chaudhry
  • PML-N’s Zeeshan Ali
  • TLP’s Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry
  • PPP’s Muhammad Ashraf Chughtai
  • JI’s Muhammad Umer Siddique

LA 39 – Jammu VI [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad]

  • PML-N’s Raja Muhammad Siddique-9,557 votes
  • PTI’s Nazia Niaz-7,510 votes
  • PPP’s Chaudhry Fakhar Zaman
  • TLP’s Rashid Mehmood

LA 40 – Kashmir Valley I [Balochistan and Sindh]

  • PPP’s Amir Abdul Ghaffar Lone-2,165 votes
  • PSP’s Shabir Ahmed Khan
  • PML-N’s Tahir Ali Wani
  • PTI’s Muhammad Saleem Butt-875 votes

LA 41 – Kashmir Valley II [Lahore]

  • PTI’s Ghulam Mohyidin Dewan
  • PPP’s Shabbir Abbas Mir
  • PML-N’s Muhammad Ikram Butt
  • All J&K MC’s Syed Maqsood Gillani

LA 42 – Kashmir Valley III [Bahawalpur, Multan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, and Chakwal]

  • PTI’s Muhammad Asim Sharif-1,254 votes
  • PPP’s Hafeez Ahmed Butt
  • All J&K MC’s Rana Sarfaraz Ahmed
  • JI’s Saeed Ahmed Khan
  • PML-N’s Syed Shoukat Ali Shah-1,205 votes

LA 43 – Kashmir Valley IV [Ward 15 to 50 in Rawalpindi]

  • PTI’s Javed Butt-782 votes
  • PPP’s Hamza Majid Bazmi
  • PML-N’s Naseema Khatoon-720 votes 

LA 44 – Kashmir Valley V [Ward 1 to 14 of Rawalpindi, Cantonment ward 1 to 10, Islamabad, and Attock]

  • PML-N’s Muhammad Ahmed Raza Qadri
  • PTI’s Bashir Ahmed Khan
  • PPP’s Muhammad Rashid Aslam
  • TLP’s Naseerullah Khan Durrani

LA 45 – Kashmir Valley VI [Khyber Pakhtunkhwa]

  • PTI’s Abdul Majid Khan
  • IND Ahmed Mushahid Mushtaq
  • IND Abdul Nasir Khan
  • JI’s Noor-ul-Bari 

Live updates

3:44PM: A group of PPP supporters attacked PTI’s Asif Hanif on his visit to the polling station in Nakial. They accused him of rigging after which a fight broke out between members of both the parties.

3:19PM: A man was arrested from LA-36 Jammu III’s polling station in Sialkot for carrying weapons. The police seized three magazine guns and 40 bullets from his possession. Display of weapons and carrying firearms is strictly prohibited under the electoral rule

2PM: Four FC officers were injured in a fight between the supporters of two parties at a polling station for women in Muzaffarabad’s Chattian.

12:23PM: At least 10 people were injured after a fight broke out between PPP and PTI workers in LA-15 Bagh’s polling station 86. FC and Pakistan Rangers personnel have reached the site. Voting at the station has been stopped. Injured people have been moved to the hospital.

12PM: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Haider has claimed that security forces are collaborating with PTI candidates in Muzaffarabad VII’s Dara Batangi and Banayia.

11:45AM: Polling at LA-35 Jammu II in Gujranwala’s Satellite halted after PML-N leaders were found inside the polling station. The deputy commissioner has reached the site and is vacating the station. Two people have been arrested.

11AM: PPP Senator Taj Haider, in a letter to the election commission, accused PTI workers of opening fire at the car of PPP workers at polling stations 91, 92, 93, 94,95, and 101. The police have, on the other hand, arrested LA-30’s chief polling agent Zarrar Khan.

In Abbottabad, a fight broke out between the supporters of two independent candidates. The police have reached the site and dispersed the crowd.

10:39AM: Two people were killed and two injured in an exchange of fire between the workers of PPP and PTI at a polling station in Kotli’s LA-12. Display of weapons and carrying firearms is strictly prohibited under the electoral rule. Voting at the polling station has resumed.

9:40AM: The PPP accused PTI of harassing voters at LA-34’s polling station 481. “They are not letting people vote,” a PPP worker claimed. The opposition party claimed that two polling agents of LA-9’s polling station 18 have disappeared. A written complaint has been sent to the election commission.

9:39AM: PPP wrote a letter to the secretary of the election commission accusing PTI workers of forcefully removing camps outside polling station 20 in LA-44. The police are instructing people to vote for certain candidates, the letter said.

8:30AM: Six people were arrested outside a polling station for LA-45 in Peshawar. It was reported that a fight broke out between polling agents and workers of a political party. The voting resumed after a delay of 30 minutes. The voters are being allowed inside The City School No 2 following strict security checking.

Voters and security

Over 2.8 million voters have been registered in Azad Kashmir and 0.4 million in Jammu. According to the AJK Election Commission, as many as 301,400 voters will exercise their right to vote in Mirpur district; 287,536 in Bhimber district; 540,646 in Kotli district, and 286,864 in Bagh district.

The AJK government has handed over the security of the upcoming election to the Pakistan Army. More than 44,000 security personnel will be deployed at polling stations across the region as per Article 245 of the Constitution. The Pakistan Army troops will be deployed from July 22 to July 26.

Police, assisted by LEAs from other provinces and Civil Armed Forces, including Rangers and FC, will be employed for the smooth and peaceful conduct of AJK Elections

The government has declared 1,209 polling stations sensitive and 826 most sensitive. Control rooms will be established across the region at the district level to ensure a smooth flow of voting.

The last elections were held in 2016, in which PML-N bagged 31 seats, PPP won three seats, PTI won two, and the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party won one seat. Of the total 29 seats, PML-N took 22. The remaining it won from 12 constituencies across Pakistan.

 
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