LAHORE: Ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) is leading in the second phase of local bodies’ elections in Punjab, according to the unofficial results of 10 districts on Friday.
The unofficial results have projected independent candidates as first runner-up and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf as second runner-up in the province.
At least 1,975 unofficial results out of 2,000 have come up in Punjab. PML-N is leading the LB elections with 903 seats, while independent candidates are at the second position with 735 seats and PTI at the third position with 250 seats in Punjab.
According to the latest unofficial results in Gujranwala district, PML-N is holding the first position with 73 seats, independent candidates second position with 36 seats and PTI third position with six seats, while six candidates of Jamaat-e-Islami have been selected as chairman and vice-chairman.
In Hafizabad, PML-N is at the first position with 28 seats, PTI second with 13 seats, while five independent candidates have been selected on five seats as chairman and vice-chairman. Minister of State Saira Afzal Tarrar’s father Mian Afzal Hussain Tarrar has lost the contest.
In Toba Tek Singh, PML-N has bagged 42 seats, independent candidates 26, PTI 15 and National Muslim League has got success in two union councils.
In Mandi Bahauddin, independent candidates could manage to get 46 seats, PML-N 22, PPP three, PTI five, PML-Q two and Pakistan Awami Tehreek one. PPP leader Nadeem Afzal Chan’s brother lost in this constituency.
In Sheikhupura, PML-N won on 54 seats, independent candidates 32, PTI 10, while General Secretary of PML-N Sheikh Arif lost in this constituency. Brother of member of national assembly Javed Latif, Mian Amjad Latif has won the contest.
In 51 UCs of Mianwali, PTI won on 21 seats, PML-N 10 and independent candidates 10.
In Sargodha, PML-N got success on 13 seats, independents seven and PTI two.
Nine PML-N candidates and three independent candidates got success in Sahiwal. In Chiniot, 11 PML-N candidates and one PTI candidate succeeded.
In Khanewal, PML-N got 23 seats, independent candidates seven and PTI four. In Jehlum, PML-N got 23 seats, PTI six and independent candidates three.