PTI leads KP nazim, naib nazim elections
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.