Gilgit-Baltistan polls: PTI secures majority after joining of four independent candidates

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Gilgit-Baltistan polls: Four victorious independent candidates join PTI

GILGIT (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday has secured majority seats in Gilgit-Balistan elections after joining of four victorious independent candidates.

According to details, Wazir Muhammad Saleem, Raja Nasir, Mushtaq Hussain and Haji Abdul Hameed contested the polls as independent candidates in GB elections.

The total number of PTI seats has been recorded as13.

On the other hand, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) got four seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) grabbed two seats, MWM bagged one seat and independent candidates were declared victorious on three seats in the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly elections held on November 15.

There were 24 seats for the contest but elections were delayed in GBLA-3 following the death of PTI Gilgit-Baltistan President retired Justice Jaffer Shah from coronavirus.

As many as 330 candidates, including four women, contested on 23 seats. At least 1,26,997 fresh voters had used right of vote in general elections of Gilgit-Baltistan.