• Sunday, August 18, 2019

First-ever KP assembly polls across tribal districts in June

Discussion in 'Pakistani Siasat' started by ghazi52, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    First-ever KP assembly polls across tribal districts in June
    April 14, 2019


    [​IMG]


    ISLAMABAD: The first-ever provincial assembly elections in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) will take place in the last week of June.

    A schedule for the polls on 16 seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly would be announced by the end of April, said a senior official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while speaking to Dawn.

    The ECP had determined and notified in January the share of tribal districts in the provincial assembly seats. The decision was in line with Article 106 of the Constitution amended through the 25th Amendment in May last year and last-minute promulgation of an ordinance to avert disenfranchisement of scattered tribal regions.

    The ordinance amended Section 20 of the Elections Act, 2017, inserting a new sub-section (2A) which reads: “For the purpose of delimiting constituencies, for the general seats of the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for tribal areas, two or more separate areas may be grouped into one constituency for their elections to be held in 2019 and by-elections related therein and thereafter this sub-section shall stand omitted.”

    Election schedule for 16 general seats to be out within two weeks

    According to the representation determined by the ECP, Bajaur and Khyber will have three general seats each in the provincial assembly, Mohmand, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan will have two seats each while one seat will go to Orakzai and the Frontier Regions each.

    The KP Assembly, under the amended Article 106, will have a total of 145 seats including 115 general seats, 26 seats reserved for women and four for non-Muslim communities. Of the total 145 seats in the KP Assembly, Fata will have 21 seats, including 16 general, four for women and one reserved for non-Muslims.

    Under the amendment, the elections for these seats were to be held within a year after the 2018 general elections.

    The ECP has already carried out delimitation of constituencies and notified it. The constituencies were delimitated using district-wise provisional population data of Census-2017 provided by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics and maps provided by KP’s revenue department.

    While the rules require that variation in populations of each constituency should not exceed by 10 per cent, it was done in many cases for different reasons.

    In Bajaur district, there are three provincial assembly constituencies namely PK-100 (Bajaur-I), PK-101 (Bajaur-II) and PK-102 (Bajaur-III), which have the population of 351,555, 341,386 and 393,743, respectively. The variation among these three constituencies is 12.44pc, which has exceeded slightly from the 10pc permitted variation. But this was done due to peculiar tribal affiliations of the district.

    In Khyber district, there are three provincial assembly constituencies namely PK-105 (Khyber-I), PK-106 (Khyber-II) and PK-107 (Khyber-III) which have the population of 314,569, 348,756 and 323,648, respectively. The variation among these three constituencies is 10.39pc which has exceeded minutely from 10pc allowed variation. However, this was done to avoid dividing large administrative units of the district.

    Kurram district now has two provincial assembly constituencies namely PK-108 (Kurram-I) and PK-109 (Kurram-II) having the population of 339,247 and 280,306, respectively. The variation among these two constituencies is 19.44pc, significantly higher than the permitted percentage of variation. But this was done due to several reasons including the history of religious clashes in the agency.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. war&peace

    war&peace ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    31,507
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Ratings:
    +26 / 55,456 / -9
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Sweden
    MashaAllah/..that's a historic event for Pakistan and especially people of ex-FATA.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. HAIDER

    HAIDER ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    19,332
    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Ratings:
    +14 / 17,508 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    stab the extremism through vote and voice of people .
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Polling for election of KP Assembly seats in tribal districts on Saturday

    July 18, 2019

    [​IMG]
    File Photo

    Campaign for election of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seats in tribal districts ends at midnight tonight. The polling will be held on Saturday.

    The Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has asked all the contesting candidates to follow code of conduct for the election.

    Necessary staff has been deputed in all the polling stations.

    Pak Army jawans have also been deployed at polling stations to ensure holding of the election in a peaceful and transparent manner.

    The Election Commission has asked voters to actively participate in the election and exercise their right to vote.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Polling time ends in first-ever election in KP's merged tribal districts
    July 20, 2019

    [​IMG]

    A tribesman casts his vote while others wait for their turn during an election for provincial seats in Jamrud. — AP

    The polling time has ended for election to 16 general seats of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in the first-ever provincial assembly polls in KP's merged tribal districts.

    The voters present inside the polling stations will be allowed to cast their votes even beyond the 5pm deadline. Results are expected to start emerging after 6pm.

    As many as 2.8 million residents of the merged tribal districts were expected to exercise their franchise today.

    Polling opened at 8am amid tight security and continued until 5pm without any breaks. According to reports from the area, voter turnout remained decent.

    The Election Commission of Pakistan had set up 1,897 polling stations across the region, previously called Fata. Of them, 554 were declared highly sensitive and 461 sensitive.

    [​IMG]
    A paramilitary soldier stands guard while tribal women leave a polling station after voting. — AP


    People in many districts had started lining up outside polling stations in the morning, with reports suggesting that the polling process started between 8:00am and 8:30am in all districts.

    No major untoward incident was reported from most districts, however, at a polling station in PK-103 constituency of Mohmand, an exchange of fire took place between the supporters of two political parties.

    The firing left two men — a worker of the Awami National Party and a passerby — injured, according to police. Voting continued at the polling station following the incident and police are making efforts to arrest the suspects.

    Arrangements
    The ECP had finalised arrangements for the elections on Friday and handed over the relevant materials to the polling staff in their respective areas.

    While claiming to have adopted foolproof security for the polls, the government has said 34,497 security personnel have been deployed across the region and they included personnel of the Pakistan Army, police, Frontier Corps, Levies and Khasadar Force.

    There are 285 candidates for 16 general seats, including nominees of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Awami National Party, Pakistan Peoples Party- Parliamentarians, Jamaat-i-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Qaumi Watan Party, and independents.

    Two women candidates, including Naheed Afridi of the ANP and Malasa of the JI, are contesting election in PK- 106 Khyber-I and PK-109 Kurram-II respectively.

    Of the 16 general seats, three are for Bajaur and Khyber tribal districts each and two for Mohmand, Kurram, North Waziristan and South Waziristan tribal districts each, while the former Frontier Regions of Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan and Tank jointly have one seat.

    Five seats reserved for women and non-Muslims will be filled through proportional representation of seats won by a political party.

    Eight candidates are in the running for four seats reserved for women, while there are three contestants for a seat reserved for non-Muslims.

    A total of 2.80 million residents, including 1.67 million men and 1.13 million women, will exercise their right to vote.

    Of the 1,897 polling stations, 482 are for men and 376 for women, while 1,039 are combined. A total of 5,653 polling booths have been established. They include 3,437 for men and 2,216 for women.

    Also, the ECP has deputed 1,897 presiding officers, 5,653 assistant presiding officers and 5,653 polling officers.

    While all polling stations are established in the respective constituencies, certain stations of PK-110 Orakzai and PK-112 North Waziristan-II have been set up in the adjoining settled districts for internally displaced persons.

    Twenty-three polling stations have been established in Kohat for Mamuzai tribe, 23 in Hangu for Alikhel and Mulakhel tribes of Orakzai Agency, and 13 in Bannu for IDPs of PK-112 North Waziristan.

    The ECP has already notified the deployment of the personnel of armed forces and civil armed forces outside every polling station and both outside and inside the highly sensitive polling stations from July 18th to July 21 for helping it conduct elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.

    It has also assigned magisterial powers to the presiding officers and designated officer in charge of armed forces and civil armed forces for entire duration of their deployment in respect of offences under Elections Act’s Section 169 (personation) and Section 171 (capturing of polling station or polling booth).
     
  6. FOOLS_NIGHTMARE

    FOOLS_NIGHTMARE FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,187
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 476 / -2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Historic day for Pakistan and Ex FATA. Current trends dont look promising for the ruling party ATM. But this is Pakistan anything is possible!!!!!
     
  7. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Updates: Results start pouring in for merged districts’ historic elections
    Samaa Digital


    [​IMG]

    People in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s newly merged districts cast their votes to elect provincial representatives today (Saturday) for the first time in history. The unofficial and unverified results have started pouring in.

    The voting ended at 5pm.

    Sixteen seats are being contested in seven districts. Of the 285 candidates standing for the election, 202 are independent candidates. There are over 2.8 million registered voters in the area, of which 1.13 million are women.

    At 16, the PTI has the most candidates contesting the election from a political party. The JUI-F has 15 candidates, ANP has 14, PPP and JI both have 13 and the PML-N has five candidates. Two women are also contesting the election – the ANP’s Naheed Afridi in PK-106 Khyber and JI’s Malasa Bibi in PK-108 Kurram.

    A total of 1,897 polling stations have been set up across the merged districts. Of these, 482 have been reserved for men, 376 for women, and 1,049 are combined. Pakistan Army, police and Frontier Constabulary personnel have been deployed at polling stations across the seven districts.



    [​IMG]
    Voters queued outside a polling station in Bannu. Photo: Online


    Results

    The seven districts have been divided into 16 provincial assembly seats. The unofficial and unverified results reported so far are:



    [​IMG]



    PK-101 Bajaur II

    The results of 17 polling stations are in so far. JI’s Haroon Rasheed is leading with 2,061 votes, while ANP’s Lal Shah has bagged 2,005 votes. PTI’s Ajmal Khan has got 1,235 votes.

    PK-102 Bajaur III

    According to the results from 82 polling stations, JI’s Sirajuddin is leading with 285 votes, independent candidate Khalid has gotten 135 votes. PTI’s Hameedur Rehman has received only 46 votes.



    [​IMG]


    PK-104 Mohmand-II

    According to the results from 15 polling stations, independent candidate Malik Abbas is leading with 3,206 votes, PTI’s Sajjad Mohmand has gotten 2,279 votes. JUI’s Arif Haqqani has secured 2,233 votes.



    [​IMG]



    PK-105 Khyber-I

    The results of more than 26 polling stations are in so far. Independent candidate Al-Haj Shafiq Afridi is in the lead with 6,068 votes while Sher Khan is second with 1,644 votes.

    PK-106 Khyber II

    The results of 31 polling stations are in so far. Independent candidate Bilal Afridi is leading with 7,671 votes, while another independent candidate Khan Rasheed is trailing with 4,066 votes.



    [​IMG]
    PK-108 Kurram I

    There are a total of 135 polling stations. According to the results of 57 polling stations, JUI-F’s Muhammad Riaz is winning with 4,616 votes while independent candidate Jameel Chamakni is following behind closely with 3,842 and PTI’s Shahid Khan is catching on with 2,058 votes.

    PK-109 Kurram II

    There are a total of 131 polling stations. Of these, the results for 24 polling stations are in. PTI’s Iqbal Mian is leading with 9,229 votes, independent candidate Inayat Ali is in second place with 3,944 votes and Abrar Jan, also an independent candidate, has got 1,262 votes so far.

    [​IMG]

    PK-110 Orakzai

    The results of 47 polling stations are in so far. Independent candidate Ghazan Jamal is leading with 6,732 votes, while PTI’s Shoaib Hassan has got 2,541 votes. Independent candidate Malik Habib Noor has secured 1,085 votes.

    [​IMG]

    PK-111 North Waziristan I

    This constituency has a total of 76 polling stations, of which the results for three polling stations are in. JUI-F’s Maulana Samiuddin is winning with 573 votes while PTI’s Muhammad Iqbal is following behind closely with 326 votes.

    PK-112 North Waziristan II

    The results of eight polling stations are in so far. Independent candidate Malik Ghulam is leading with 780 votes while another independent candidate, Mir Kalam is trailing with 711 votes. PTI’s JUI’s Siddiqullah has received 350 votes so far while PTI’s Aurangzeb is in fourth place with 322 votes.

    [​IMG]

    PK-113 South Waziristan I

    The results of seven polling stations are in. Independent candidate Abdul Waheed has taken the lead with 1,705 votes while JUI’s Assamuddin has bagged 564 votes so far. PTI’s Afsar Khan is in third position with 367 votes.

    PK-115 Ex-Frontier regions
    The results of 13 polling stations are in so far. ANP’s Ghulam Qadir is leading with 1,228 votes, while JUI-F’s Shoaib Afridi is trailing with 989 votes. PTI’s Abid Rehman has secured 569 votes, while JUI-F’s Haji Shoaib has gotten 100 votes.

    Updates
    Polling has begun in Bajaur’s PK-100, PK-101 and PK-102. A huge turnout is being reported at the polling stations.

    Polling has begun in Mohmand’s PK-103 and PK-104. A fierce competition is expected between the PTI, JUI-F and ANP in the area.

    Polling was temporarily stopped in PK-105 Khyber’s Landi Kotal after a fight broke out between independent candidate Shafiq Sher and ANP workers outside the Government Girls High School polling station. The police and security forces broke up the fight and more policemen were called in.

    Polling has also begun in PK-106’s Jamrud where the PTI’s Ameer Ahmed is going up against independent candidate Bilal Afridi. In Jamrud, lots of older voters are being seen. The number of voters is decreasing as the heat increases.

    Polling has begun in PK-110 Orakzai, where 196,136 votes are registered. There are 24 candidates contesting the elections in the district. The main contest is between independent candidate Ghazan Jamal and PTI’s Shoaib Hassan. Twenty-three polling stations have been set up in Kohat for internally displaced persons from PK-110 Orakzai. A rush is being reported at these stations as lots of people have come to vote.

    Polling has begun in Miranshah’s PK-111. The contest in the district is between independent candidate Mir Kalam, JUI-F candidate Mufti Siddiq Ullah and PTI candidate Malik Aurangzeb.

    Polling has begun in North Waziristan’s PK-112. In Miranshah, a rush is being reported at the women’s polling stations.

    Polling is under way in South Waziristan’s PK-113 and PK-114. Approximately 218,835 registered voters in PK-113 and 167,994 in PK-114 will head to the polling stations today. A total of 237 polling stations have set up in the entire district. The main contest in PK-113 will be between JUI-F candidate Maulana Asaamuddin and independent candidate Brigadier (retd) Qayyum Sher. In PK-114 the contest is between the PTI’s Naseerullah and independent candidate Muhammad Arif.

    Polling has begun in PK-115. A total of 163 polling stations have been set up in the area, of which 81 have been declared extremely sensitive.

    Adviser to the KP chief minister Ajmal Wazir told SAMAA TV that these elections are the result of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and CM Mahmood Khan’s direction. He counted the lack of incidents in the area as their biggest success. He said PM Khan is the first prime minister to visit the districts and hold rallies in the area.

    Regarding the opposition’s — particularly Bilawal Bhutto Zardari — claims that they were not allowed to campaign in the area properly, he said the PPP held a rally in South Waziristan recently in which senior leaders like Farhatullah Babar participated. They held a rally in one of the most sensitive areas, he said, adding that the opposition has no proof to back up their accusations.

    Wazir said the KP government has the clear cut stance that they will welcome whoever wins the election and treat them as if they are their own members.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. FOOLS_NIGHTMARE

    FOOLS_NIGHTMARE FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,187
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2018
    Ratings:
    +0 / 476 / -2
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Independents and opposition parties are leading at the moment!!!!!
     
  9. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Powerful images coming from what was known as FATA & now a part of KPK today; our tribesmen and also the women come out to exercise their vote. This alone is the victory of Pakistan against all the internal & external enemies!

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  10. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Polling for election on sixteen seats of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in tribal districts has ended and unofficial results have started pouring in which show that independent candidates are ahead of others in the elections of merged tribal areas. Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stands second according to unverified results.

    This is the first occasion in the history of the country that polling was held for election of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly in tribal areas.

    Details of Constituencies:

    [​IMG]

    According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), a total of 285 candidates, including two women, are competing for the 16 provincial assembly seats. Eighty-three candidates are contesting election from the platform of different political parties while others are independent candidates.

    16 candidates belong to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), 15 from Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam (F), 14 from Awami National Party (ANP), 13 from Jamaat-e-Islami and 5 candidates are from Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN).

    [​IMG]

    According to the Provincial Election Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the polling was held in a peaceful and transparent manner. Tight security measures were taken for maintaining peaceful atmosphere on the occasion of polling.

    One thousand eight hundred and ninety-five polling stations were established for the election.

    The former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), a mountainous cluster of seven districts and six towns along the Afghan border that resisted efforts at outside control for hundreds of years, were merged into the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa last May.
     
  11. khanasifm

    khanasifm SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,398
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Ratings:
    +4 / 2,360 / -0
    History in making and credit goes to army and political will of pti for pushing it
     
  12. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and independent candidates are leading in the first-ever provincial elections for 16 general seats in seven tribal districts and six towns of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), according to unofficial Form-47 results published by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) online on Sunday.

    [​IMG]

    A security personnel searches tribesmen as they line up outside a polling station for the first provincial elections in Jamrud. ─ AFP


    Voting was held from 8am to 5pm without a break on Saturday among tight security, with army troops, Levies and Khasadar forces deployed outside all 1,897 polling stations. Security personnel were also deployed inside polling stations that had been declared highly sensitive.

    In all, 285 candidates, including two women, contested the 16 general seats of the KP Assembly to represent three constituencies each of Bajaur (PK-100 to 102) and Khyber (PK-105 to 107) districts; two each of Mohmand (PK-103 and 104), Kurram (PK-108 and 109), North Waziristan (PK-111 and 112) and South Waziristan (PK-113 and 114); and one each of Orakzai (PK-110) district and ex-Frontier regions (PK-115).

    Besides PTI nominees, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Peoples Party- Parliamentarians (PPP-P), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP), several independent candidates contested the polls.

    Breakdown of winners by political affiliation

    • Independent: 5 seats
    • PTI: 4 seats
    • JUI-F: 2 seats
    • JI: 1 seat
    • ANP: 1 seat
    Results pending for PK-112 and 113.

    Unofficial results
    • PK-100 Bajaur-1: PTI's Anwar Zeb Khan
    • PK-101 Bajaur-II: PTI's Ajmal Khan
    • PK-102 Bajaur-III: JI Sirajuddin
    • PK-103 Mohmand-I: ANP's Nisar Ahmed
    • PK-104 Mohmand-II: Independent candidate Abbas Ur Rehman
    • PK-105 Khyber-I: Independent candidate Shafiq Afridi
    • PK-106 Khyber-II: Independent candidate Bilawal Afridi
    • PK-107 Khyber-III: Independent candidate Muhammad Shafiq
    • PK-108 Kurram-I: JUI-F's Muhammad Riaz
    • PK-109 Kurram-II: PTI's Syed Iqbal Mian
    • PK-110 Orakzai: Independent candidate Syed Ghazi Ghazan Jamal
    • PK-111 North Waziristan-I: PTI's Muhammad Iqbal Khan
    • PK-114 South Waziristan-II: PTI's Naseerullah Khan
    • PK-115 ex-frontier regions: JUI-F's Muhammad Shoaib

    Voter turnout

    Khyber

    In Sheen Qamar area of Bara, Khyber district, local elders of the Zaodin Zakhakhel tribe decided to keep women away from the polling stations reportedly due to the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras there. Saadullah Khan, an area resident, told Dawn that the number of registered female voters in Sheen Qamar was around 2,000 but none of them was allowed to cast her vote despite some resistance from locals.

    The only woman contestant for Khyber-I (PK-106) seat was Naheed Afridi fielded by the ANP.

    The overall turnout at around 345 polling stations, both male and female, was lower than expected as most of the registered women voters stayed away from casting their votes in Bara, Jamrud and Landi Kotal.

    Heela Shinwari, who exercised her right to vote for the first time, said that lack of knowledge about casting of votes was one of the main reasons for low turnout of female voters.

    Female voting at the polling station, which was set up at the government higher secondary school, was suspended for a brief time when rival candidates objected to presence of some male voters in the polling area.

    Shareef Khan, a resident of Tirah, told Dawn that the polling remained peaceful but the turnout was not up to their expectations.

    Mohmand

    In Mohmand district, both male and female voters came out to elect their representative for three seats of KP Assembly.

    For the first time, women were seen casting their votes in the Safi tehsil of the tribal district.

    Tight security arrangements were made by the district administration with the support of the local police and Levies and Khasadar forces.

    Around 1,700 personnel were deployed besides monitoring of election activities through CCTV cameras at all the 194 polling stations to ensure a free and fair election.

    Kurram

    In Kurram district the turnout of voters was also low, leading to announcements from local mosques urging voters to use their right to franchise and visit the polling stations. Both men and women cast their votes.

    The only woman contestant for Kurram-II (PK-109) seat, named Malasa, was fielded by the JI.

    North, South Waziristan

    In North Waziristan, participation of voters was low apparently due to curfew and enforcement of Section 144 of the criminal procedure code during the pre-election days.

    No incident of violence was reported from South Waziristan as polling remained peaceful in the tribal district.

    Orakzai

    A vehicle taking voters to a polling station in Orakzai district fell into a ravine, leaving two people dead and eight others injured.

    Election material was dispatched to all the polling stations in the constituency in time and no complaint about any shortcomings had been received from any area. However, according to reports, turnout of female voters remained low.

    Bajaur

    Voting for the three provincial assembly seats in Bajaur tribal district was held peacefully.

    The ECP had established 338 polling stations for the three constituencies in which 67 had been declared sensitive and 27 most sensitive.

    Subsequently, strict security arrangements were witnessed at all polling stations across the district to thwart any unpleasant incident during the polling. None of the polling stations that Dawn visited was found crowded during the day.

    Ex-Frontier region

    Polling at 10 polling stations in Betanni tribal subdivision (PK-115) ended peacefully amid tight security on Saturday evening.

    A rush of voters was seen at the polling stations in the morning and just before closing time, as people used their right of franchise for the first time for a seat of the provincial assembly. Women voters also came out of their houses and went to polling stations to cast their votes.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    Tribal people, local administration and security forces deserve credit for peaceful elections in tribal districts:


    [​IMG]

    July 21, 2019

    Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has congratulated Election Commission of Pakistan, local administration and security forces on peaceful conduct of elections in tribal districts.

    Addressing a ceremony at press club in Nowshera on Sunday, he said Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf has emerged as major political party in the election. Pervez Khattak said many of the independent candidates are in contact with the government. He also said that this election lays the new foundation for prosperity and development for the tribal region.
     
  14. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    ECP announces official results of all 16 constituencies



    [​IMG]

    ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced the official results of all 16 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) seats in merged districts of erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

    According to the ECP, the independent candidates have won the most number of seats –six – while five candidates from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), three from Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-F (JUI-F), and one each from Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan and Awami National Party were declared winners.

    No candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Qaumi Watan Party could win any seat in the election..

    The winners declared by ECP are listed below:

    PK-100 - Bajaur-I: Anwar Zeb Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) won 12,951 votes.

    PK-101 - Bajaur-II: Ajmal Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) won 12,194 votes.

    PK-102 - Bajaur-III: Siraj Uddin (Jamaat-e-Islami) won 19,088 votes.

    PK-103 - Mohmand-I: Nisar Ahmed (Awami National Party) won 11,247 votes.

    PK-104 - Mohmand-II: Abbas-ur-Rehman (Independent) won 11,751 votes.

    PK-105 - Khyber-I: Shafiq Afridi (Independent) won 19,733 votes.

    PK-106 - Khyber-II: Bilawal Afridi (Independent) won 12,814 votes.

    PK-107 - Khyber-III: Muhammad Shafiq (Independent) won 9,796 votes.

    PK-108 - Kurram-I: Muhammad Riaz (Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-F) won 11,948 votes.

    PK-109 - Kurram-II: Saeed Iqbal Mian (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) 39,536 votes.

    PK-110 - Orakzai: Ghazi Azan Jamal (Independent) won 18,448 votes.

    PK-111 - North Waziristan-I: Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) won 10,200 votes.

    PK-112 - North Waziristan: Mir Kalam Khan (Independent) won 12,057 votes.

    PK-113 - South Waziristan-1: Hafiz Asam-u-din (Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-F) won 10,356 votes.

    PK-114 - South Waziristan-II: Naseer Ullah Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) won 11,114 votes.

    PK-115 - Ex Frontier Regions: Muhammad Shoaib (Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam-F) won 18,128 votes.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  15. ghazi52

    ghazi52 ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    35,858
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Ratings:
    +30 / 47,168 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    United States
    [​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1