ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest party in Cantonment Boards elections across the country with 58 seats.
According to the unofficial preliminary results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has got 51 seats followed by 49 independent candidates.
Pakistan Peoples Party has managed to win 14 seats and Muttahida Qaumi Movement got 10 seats. Jamat-i-Islami has won five seats, while Balochistan Awami Party got two seats. PTI secured most of the seats in KP, while PML-N topped in Punjab.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in a tweet said the cantonment boards election results showed that the opposition was left with no standing following the crushing defeat.
He said the contest in the elections was between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ticket holders and the workers, who could not get party tickets and they vied in the polls as independents.
Fawad Chaudhry said results of Cantonment Boards elections have again proved that Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf is only party of federation which enjoys vote in every nook and corner of the country.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has appreciated all law enforcement agencies, police and provincial and district administrations for peaceful conduct of Cantonment Boards elections.
The ECP also lauded the Defence Ministry for cooperation in ensuring law and order during polling process.
The election commission has expressed the hope to conduct local government elections in the country soon with the cooperation of federal and provincial governments.
On September 10, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued details about local bodies elections in cantonment areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The ECP had said elections for 33 wards of cantonment boards in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be held on September 12 (Sunday). More than 113,000 voters would be able to use their right to choose their representatives, it had added.