PTI leads KP nazim, naib nazim elec­tions

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

PESHAWAR: The fi­nal phase of lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions in Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was com­pleted Sun­day af­ter polls for nazim and naib nazim were held in the province's 23 dis­tricts, with the Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf (PTI) lead­ing with vic­to­ries in nine dis­tricts in­clud­ing Peshawar, Now­shera, Charsadda, and DI Khan.

In In the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal - Peshawar - PTI's Arbab Asim was elected dis­trict nazim un­op­posed, with the PTI also able get naz­ims elected in three of the city's four towns. Asim's oath-tak­ing cer­e­mony was also con­ducted ear­lier in the day.

In Now­shera, CM Pervez Khat­tak's brother, Li­quat Khat­tak, was elected nazim with the PTI also bag­ging the naib nazim slot. In Charsadda, PTI's Fa­had Khan was elected dis­trict nazim, with Ja­maat-i-Is­lami's Ma­sood Shah as his deputy.

Ac­cord­ing to unof­fi­cial re­sults on Ra­dio Pak­istan, Ja­maat-iIs­lami, which is the rul­ing PTI's coali­tion part­ner in the KP gov­ern­ment, won in Chi­tral, Buner, Up­per and Lower Dir, while the PML-N suc­ceeded in Shangla, Mansehra and Swat.

The Pak­istan Peo­ples Party was able to win in Malakand and Karak, while the Jamiat Ulema-i-Is­lam - Fazl suc­ceeded in Ko­hat and Lakki Mar­wat.

The tri­par­tite al­liance of Awami Na­tional Party, Jamiat Ulema- i- Is­lam - Fazl and Pak­istan Peo­ples Party boy­cotted the nazim and naib nazim elec­tions in the dis­trict and three towns of Peshawar but did not boy­cott such elec­tions in Town- 4 of Peshawar and some other dis­tricts where the al­liance had suf­fi­cient num­ber of coun­cil­lors to form gov­ern­ments.

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