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Nawaz Sharif’s PML (N) sweeps Assembly elections in PoK

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the party of Prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is all set to form the new government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 22, 2016 15:20 IST ]
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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the party of Prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is all set to form the new government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

According to trends available for all 41 seats of the Assembly, PML-N was leading in as many as 31 seats.

The ruling Pakistan People’s Party has got a severe drubbing in these elections and is leading in three seats only.

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is leading in two seats, while the others are leading in six seats.

Elections for the 41-member Assembly were held on July 21. Members for 12 of these 41 seats were elected by migrants from Jammu and Kashmir who are living in different parts of Pakistan.

Around 2.67 million Kashmiris were eligible to vote in the election for AJK's Legislative Assembly.

Media reports suggest that it was the first elections in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in which the Pakistan Army has taken an unusual interest.

To ensure smooth elections, the top brass of Pakistan Army reportedly held numerous meetings and made extensive visits to the state for overseeing the arrangements.

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