ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz)on Saturday grabbed 18 out of 27 reserved seats of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation in the second phase of the local government election in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).
The polling for the election on reserved seats was held yesterday where elected chairpersons of the capital city’s 50 union councils cast their votes.
According to unannounced and unofficial results, PML-N candidates got victory on total 18 seats and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates remained second with nine seats. No independent candidate remained successful on the reserved seats.
Out of 17 reserved seats for women, PML-N candidates got 11 seats while PTI candidates got victory on six seats.Similarity out of the 10 seats of technocrats, minorities, youth and labourers, the PML-N got seven seats while PTI candidates remained winner on three seats. The PML-N candidate also remained successful on a technocrat seat.
District Returning Officer Aleem Shahab announced the unofficial results after the process of polling and counting completed. The polling process was held peacefully from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Islamabad Model College for Boys, Sector F-8/4.A total of 55 candidates contested election on 27 reserved seats: 25 candidates contested election on 17 women seats; 13 candidates tried their luck on three seats for youth; 11 candidates contested on three seats for minorities; and 10 candidates contested for 3 seats reserved for labourers/farmers.
The Election Commission of Pakistan would announce the official results on January 18. Now the election for the slot of mayor and three deputy mayors of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation would be held in the last week of January.