PTI bags largest seats in Cantonment Board elections, PML-N comes second
After the dust was settled with the Cantonment Board elections on Sunday, unofficial results put the PTI at number one while the PML-N came in at number two.
As per the preliminary results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the PTI managed to win 63 seats in the Cantonment Board elections while the PML-N bagged 59 seats.
The PPP, on the other hand, managed to secure only 17 seats while the Jamaat-e-Islami won 7 seats. The MQM won 10 seats while the ANP managed to win only 2 seats.
The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) secured two seats while independent candidates across the country also pulled in impressive results. As per unofficial results, independent candidates across the country managed to win 52 seats.
As far as the province-wise election results are concenred, the PTI emerged the biggest winner in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, winning 18 seats from the province. The ruling party managed to win 28 in Punjab, 14 in Sindh and only three in Balochistan.
On the other hand, the PML-N managed to win 51 seats in Punjab, five in KP, thre in Sindh and not a single seat from Balochistan.
The PPP fared disappointingly in the elections. It tied with the PTI in Sindh with 14 seats, unable to defeat the party. The remaining three seats were won in KP, meaning none were won in either Punjab or Balochistan.
Independent candidates scored big in Punjab, bagging 32 seats. They secured nine in KP, seven in Sindh and four in Balochistan.
Soon after the elections were over, PTI leaders Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Umar were quick to celebrate, saying that the recently-held polls were indication enough for all that the PTI was the most popular political party in Pakistan.
The PML-N, on the other hand, lashed out at the ruling party and said the election results were proof that general elections 2018 were rigged via the RTS system.