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Gilgit-Baltistan Election 2020: PTI leads with 10 seats; independents bag 7 & PPP 4

Gilgit-Baltistan Election

There was a hustle and bustle in the past few days in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) as residents of the picturesque snow-covered mountainous region enjoyed political rallies and events for the important Gilgit-Baltistan Election 2020. The people of G-B headed towards the polls to select their third legislative assembly. The voting began at 8:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm sharp. 

As per unofficial results, the ruling party of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaaf is leading on 10 seats, then comes the independent candidates who have clear majority on 7 seats, Pakistan Peoples Party managed to clinch four seats and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won the election on two seats.

Meanwhile, the PTI partner in G-B Election Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) also grabbed one seat, according to unofficial and unconfirmed results. 

These are the unofficial results emerged from different constituency, 

GBA-24 

The first unofficial and unconfirmed result came from GBA-24 where PPP’s Muhammad Ismail won the election after securing 6,206 votes, beating PTI’s candidate Syed Shamsuddin who took 5,361 votes. 

GBA-8 

MWM candidate Muhammad Kazim, an ally of PTI grabbed the victory from GBA-8 after taking 7,534 votes, beating PPP’s contender Syed M Ali Shah who received 7,146 votes. 

GBA-12 

The PTI nominee Raja Azam Khan secured proclaimed winner after bagging 10,674 votes, thrashing PPPs Imran Nadeem who took 8,886. 

GBA-5 

Javed Ali Manwa, an independent candidate emerged as victorious as he took 2,570 votes in Gilgit-Baltistan Election and his opponent Rizwan Ali a MWM nominee got 1,850 votes. 

GBA-22 

Another independent candidate Mushtaq Hussain announced victorious as he beat PTI’s candidate Muhammad Ibrahim Sanai after taking 6,501 votes, while his opponent fell short at 4,945 votes. 

GBA-7 

Raja Zakaria Khan, PTI’s candidate declared winner after beating PPP candidate Syed Mehdi Shah who was also a former G-B Chief Minister. Raja Zakaria took 5,290 votes while Syed Mehdi grabbed 4,111 votes. 

GBA-4 

PPP’s candidate Amjad Hussain claimed victory after securing 4,716 votes and beat Muhammad Ayub who was a candidate of Islami Tahreek Paksitan. 

GBA-23 

In a tight margin the independent candidate Abdul Hameed got victorious over PTI’s Amina Bibi. Abdul Hameed bagged 3,666 votes while his opponent received 3,296. 

GBA-10 

Independent candidate Raja Nasir Ali Khan announced winner after taking 4,667 votes beating PTI’s contender Wazir Hassan who took 3,344 votes. 

GBA-13 

Khalid Khurshid Khan a PTI candidate claimed victory by taking 4,836 votes and his opponent a PPP’s candidate grabbed 3,117 votes.  

GBA-14 

PTI’s runner Shamsul Haq won the seat for his party after taking 5,354 votes beating arch rival in G-B PPP who candidate only managed to take 3,473 votes. While PML-N candidate Rana Muhammad Farooq came third after securing 3,009 votes, 

GBA-2 

PPP candidate Jamil Ahmed emerged victorious over PTI candidate Fateh Ullah Khan. Jamil received 6,848 votes and opponent took 6,229. 

GBA-1 

The PPP candidate Amjad Hussain grabbed victory after taking 11,178 votes and beat the independent candidate Sultan Rais who got 8,356 votes. 

GBA-11 

Syed Amjad Ali of PTI clinched victory as he defeated independent candidate Syed Musin Rizvi after taking 5,733 votes. 

GBA-17 

Haider Khan a PTI candidate managed to grab a tight victory over JUI-F candidate Rehman Khaliq in Gilgit-Baltistan Election. Haider Khan took 5,389 and his opponent took 5,162 votes. 

GBA-18 

PTI’s Gulbar Khan, took 6,793 votes and beat an independent candidate Malik Kifayar who received 5,187 votes. 

GBA-9 

Independent candidate Wazir Muhammad Saleem grabbed victory in GBA-9 after taking 6,286 votes while PTI candidate Fida Muhammad Nashad received 5,187 votes. 

According to the data shared by G-B Election Commission, a total of 745,361 residents of G-B were registered to vote and among them 339.992 were women. 

Around 1,234 polling station was installed in 24 constituencies. 

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