Counting underway as polling for second phase of KP polls ends
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Counting is currently underway as polling time for the second phase of local bodies (LBs) elections in 18 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is over, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.
However, the election day did not pass without some disturbing reports as women were barred from voting in Swat.
Of 678 registered female voters in Swat’s Kabal area, which is Federal Minister Murad Saeed’s constituency, not a single woman turned up for voting at Swagelai polling station.
Presiding officer (PO) told the media that all the candidates had jointly decided not to allow women to cast their votes.
The PO said that the issue had been brought to the notice of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Results so far:
In Tehsil Khwazakhail Swat, PTI's candidate Aftab Khan has so far got 11054 votes, while PML-N candidate Mehboob ur Rehman is on second spot with 7342 votes. JUI-F's candidate Maulana Syed Qamar is on third number with 5786 votes.
In Tehsil Dargai Malakand, PTI's candidate Muhammad Islam has gained 15,000 votes and is currently ahead of PPP's candidate Syed Ahmed Ali Shah, who has gained 7475 votes.
In Tehsil Lora Abbottabad, PML-N's candidate Iftikhar Abbasi is leading with 5837 votes, while PTI's candidate Rajab Ali is on the second spot with 3901 votes.
In Swat's Tehsil Charbagh, JUI-F's candidate Ehsan ullah has bagged 3014 votes, while PTI's Haider Ali took 1947 votes and is on second place. The independent candidate Sohrab is on third spot with 1480 votes. PML-N candidate Abrar Khan is on forth place with 726 votes.