Counting of votes underway in cantonment board elections

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Counting of votes underway in cantonment board elections

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So far, PTI is within the lead with 67 seats, adopted by PML-N which has received 52 seats

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September 12, 2021

Polling officials counting the votes in a polling station at Hyderabads FG School after the end of polling time, in the cantonment board election, on September 12, 2021. — APP photo by Akram Ali
Polling officers counting the votes in a polling station at Hyderabad’s FG School after the tip of polling time, within the cantonment board election, on September 12, 2021. — APP picture by Akram Ali
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Votes solid within the elections for cantonment boards throughout Pakistan are being counted, with a majority of the ends in.

So far, PTI is within the lead with 67 seats, adopted by PML-N which has received 52 and impartial candidates who’ve received 49 seats.

Among the Opposition events, PPP has received 14, and the Jamaat-e-Islami has received seven.

A complete of 1,569 candidates stood for elections in 219 wards of 42 cantonment boards

Of the candidates vying for a complete 219 wards, seven candidates have already been elected unopposed. In addition, there isn’t a competitors in 4 wards of Kamra, none in a single ward of Rawalpindi and none in a single ward of Pano Aqil.

Therefore, polls right this moment had been held in 206 wards.

The polling course of began at 8am and continued until 5pm. Voters contained in the polling station had been in a position to solid their votes regardless of polling time ending. The gates had been closed for these queued exterior.

Claims of individuals’s help, victory

Despite outcomes throughout all wards not being full, events started claiming help proven by folks and declaring victory.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif thanked God and the individuals who had proven the occasion help by means of their votes within the polls.

“We assure the people that we will not disappoint them and will leave no stone unturned in resolving their hardships and issues,” he mentioned.

“We will take the country on the path to development, progress and prosperity with renewed vigour. InshaAllah,” he added.

PPP’s Murtaza Wahab, in the meantime, declared victory in a number of wards of Karachi’s Clifton Cantonment Board. He claimed the occasion has received for the primary time from polling stations of PNT Colony in Ward 10 of the Board.

He went on to say that Ward 9 has additionally been secured by PPP.

He additional claimed PPP’s triumph in Ward 2.

Later, he claimed the occasion’s victory in all of Ward 10. “Alhamdolillah PPP has emerged as the largest party of CBC so far. Well done PPP workers,” Wahab mentioned.

Traditional rivalry between competing events was witnessed earlier too in right this moment’s polling train.


PPP minister Saeed Ghani shared a video of PTI minister Ali Haider Zaidi visiting a polling station in Karachi’s Faisal Cantt, upon which the Election Commission of Pakistan took discover and issued orders for Zaidi’s expulsion from the NA-244 constituency.

Zaidi, in response, challenged the ECP to show he had visited any polling station apart from the place he had solid his vote, vowing that he’ll resign as a minister, and furthermore as an MNA whether it is confirmed.

Zaidi’s arrival at a polling station near the National Stadium was met by loud cheers by PTI staff.

In addition, in Korangi, throughout PTI MNA Faheem Khan and MPA Raja Izhar’s go to, PPP staff staged a protest and demanded that the ECP take discover of the violation of a code of conduct, since occasion members aren’t allowed to go to constituencies till after polling ends.

Meanwhile, MQM Pakistan additionally complained to the ECP. Wasim Akhtar mentioned that the PPP MPAs are “roaming around” in varied localities, the place they’re “acting like goons”.

He alleged that voter numbers had been fudged in a number of cantonments.

Furthermore, two pretend polling brokers had been arrested from the Clifton cantonment board.


In Lahore’s Ward No 4, clashes occurred between PTI and PML-N staff, who shouted slogans in opposition to each other. Moreover, after three days of steady rains within the metropolis, the polling course of was delayed at some polling stations resulting from amassed rainwater in several areas.


In Multan, within the remits of 1 polling station, rivalry between events prolonged to bodily blows between voters. Polling was quickly suspended resulting from clashes that occurred twice.


Malik Azad, the PML-N candidate for the Gujranwala cantonment election, whereas speaking to Geo News, alleged that polling workers was stopping the occasion’s voters from casting their votes.

Azad mentioned that objections had been being raised in opposition to our votes with none motive. “When I went inside to complain, I was also stopped,” he mentioned.

Clashes occurred between two events in Gujranwala’s DC Colony as properly.


Over at Sargodha, two polling stations of Ward No 9 ended up being arrange in graveyards.

It didn’t deter the arrival of voters, nonetheless, who continued to solid their votes regardless of the bizarre venue.

ECP officers mentioned that resulting from an absence of presidency buildings, tents needed to be put up on the graveyard for 2 polling stations.


Two folks had been arrested after being accused of making ready pretend poll papers. Computers, printers and pretend stamps had been recovered from their possession.


Strict safety preparations had been made in any respect the polling cubicles. The ECP had directed the provincial governments to put in cameras on the most delicate polling stations and mentioned that presiding officers would announce the outcomes on the polling stations after counting ends. All polling brokers and candidates will obtain a replica of the outcome from the Presiding Officer.

The polls in numbers

In right this moment’s polls, 684 impartial candidates from throughout the nation are within the fray whereas 876 candidates from political events are additionally contesting.

The highest variety of candidates is 183 from PTI, whereas 144 are from PML-N, 113 from PPP, 104 from Jamaat-e-Islami, 42 from Muttahida Qaumi Movement, 35 from Pak Sarzamin Party, 34 from PML-Q and 25 candidates from JUI-F.

Furthermore, 83 candidates of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan are additionally contesting.


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