MUZZAFARABAD (WebDesK) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has earned a simple majority in Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Elections 2016 by bagging 32 seats out of 41 after a day-long polling on Thursday.
According to official results, PML-N earned 31 seats while Muslim Conference and PPP bagged 3 seats each. PTI could secure 2 seats and AJK PPP won one seat only. One seat was clinched by an Independent contestant.
A total of 423 candidates contested 41 seats to be filled on the basis of the direct adult franchise. Out of these, 29 seats are meant for all 10 districts of AJK and 12 are meant for Pakistan-based refugees from Kashmir valley and Jammu & others.
According to the AJK Election Commission, there were 26,74,586 registered voters in all 29 constituencies of AJK’s ten districts, including 12,28,930 male and 10,06,772 female voters.
Pakistan-based J&K refugees also form a significant portion of the electoral rolls with 4,38884 registered voters including 2,54,817 male and 1,84,067 female in 12 constituencies.
The election commission established as many as 5,429 polling stations with 8,008 booths in all 41 constituencies.
The elections were held under the supervision of Pakistan Army and Rangers with the coordination of the local civilian law enforcement agencies including the AJK police, the Punjab and KP police and the Frontier Constabulary.
Party PML-N PPP MC PTI Independent Others Total
Seats 31 3 3 2 1 1 41