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Imran Khan's Party Wins PoK Legislative Polls Marred by Violence, Oppn Alleges 'Rigging'

The legislative assembly elections were marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition.

The legislative assembly elections were marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition.

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party won 25 seats while Pakistan People's Party (PPP) came second with 11 seats.

The ruling party of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has won a majority of seats in Pakistan-administered Kashmir’s regional assembly, the head of the election commission announced on Monday.

Khan’s party on Monday was poised to form the government in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the first time after it won 25 of 45 seats in the legislative assembly elections marred by deadly violence and allegations of irregularities by the Opposition, local media reported.

Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party won 25 seats while Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) came second with 11 seats and the incumbent Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured just six seats, the state-run Radio Pakistan reported, citing unofficial results announced by the Election Commission.

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first published:July 26, 2021, 18:36 IST