Gilgit Baltistan election results show PTI on top 

PPP gets four seats, PML-N two and MWM one

By: Anees-ur-Rehman      Published: 08:02 PM, 15 Nov, 2020
Gilgit Baltistan election results show PTI on top 

As per the unofficial and unconfirmed results of Gilgit Baltistan elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won nine seats. Surprisingly, independent candidates managed to grab seven seats, PPP four and PML-N two. MWM won one seat. 

As many as 330 candidates including four women are contesting the general elections in 23 constituencies of GB Assembly. Election has been delayed in GBA-3 following the death of PTI Gilgit Baltistan President retired Justice Jaffer Shah from coronavirus.

Here is complete results of Gilgit Baltistan Assembly. 

GBA-1 Gilgit 1: PPP candidate Amjad Hussain won the seat with 11178 votes and independent candidate Sultan Raees obtained 8356 votes. 

GBA-2 Gilgit 2: PPP candidate Jameel Ahmed won the seat with 8817 votes while Fatahullah Khan of PTI got 6607 votes. 

GBA-4 Nagar 1: PPP candidate Amjad Hussain managed to win the seat with 4716 votes while ITP candidate Muhammad Ayub grabbed 4291 votes. 

GBA-5: Another independent candidate Javed Ali won the seat with 2570 votes. MWM candidate grabbed 1850 votes.

GBA-6: PTI candidate Ubaid Ullah clinched the seat with 6600 votes. Independent candidate Noor Muhammad got 3910 votes.

GBA-7 Skardu 1: PTI candidate Raja Zakariya won the election with 5290 votes. PPP candidate Syed Mehdi Shah, former chief minister, remained on second position with 4114 votes.

GBA-8 Skardu 2: MWM candidate Muhammad Kazim won the seat with 7534 votes. PPP candidate Syed Muhammad Ali Shah fought well and obtained 7146 votes.

GBA-9 Skardu 3: Yet another independent candidate Wazir Mushammad Saleem won the seat with 6865 votes. Fida Muhammad Nashad of PTI got 5236 votes.

GBA-10 Skardu 4: Independent candidate Raja Nasir Ali won the seat with 5124 votes. Wazir Hassan of PTI got 3684 votes.

GBA-11: PTI candidate Amjad Ali Zaidi managed to win the seat with 6604 votes while independent candidate Iqbal Hussain got 2659 votes.

GBA-12: PTI candidate Raja Azam Khan won the seat with 10674 votes. PPP candidate managed to get 8886 votes. 

GBA-13 Astore 1: PTI candidate Khalid Khursheed Khan won the seat with 4836 votes while PPP candidate Abdul Hameed got 3117 votes.

GBA-14 Astore 2: PTI candidate Shamsul Haq Loon clinched the seat with 5354 votes. PPP candidate Muzaffar Hassan grabbed 3479 votes.

GBA-15: Independent candidate Haji Shah Baig won the seat.

GBA-16: PML-N candidate Muhammad Anwaar clinched the seat with 4813 votes. Independent candidate Attaullah got 4314 votes.

GBA-17: PTI candidate Haider Khan won the seat with 5389 votes. Rehmat Khaliq of JUI-F got 5162 votes.

GBA-18 Diamir 4: PTI candidate Gulbar Khan won the seat with 6793 votes. Independent candidate Malik Kafayat-ur-Rehman bagged 5986 votes. 

GBA-19: Independent candidate Nawaz Khan Naji won the seat with 6208 votes. Syed Jalal Shah got 4967 votes. 

GBA-20: PTI candidate Nazir Ahmed won the seat with 5582 votes and Khan Akbar Khan of PML-Q managed to get 3815 votes.

GBA-21: PML-N candidate Ghulam Muhammad secured the seat with 4334 votes while PPP candidate Ayub Shah managed to get 3430 votes.

GBA-22 Ghanchay 1: Independent candidate Mushtaq Hussain won the seat with 6051 votes. PTI candidate only managed to get 4945 votes. 

GBA-23: Independent candidate Abdul Hameed managed to win the seat with 3666 votes while Amina Ansari of PTI got 3296 votes.

GBA-24: PPP candidate Muhammad Ismail won the seat with 6204 votes. PTI candidate Syed Shamasuddin grabbed 5361 votes. 

Earlier, thousands and thousands of people waited for hours in long queues as they used their right to vote in the Gilgit Baltistan elections. The turnout was very good as there were long lines outside the polling stations towards the end of the voting. 

Caretaker Chief Minister of Gilgit Blatistan Haji Mir Afzal declared the turnout splendid. Talking to media after casting his vote, Mir Afzal said that the polling in the transparent Gilgit Baltistan elections was held peacefully.

PTI ministers and leaders took a swipe at opposition-led PDM leadership over their defeat in the Gilgit Baltistan elections. 

Anees-ur-Rehman

The writer is a staff member.