Nawaz thanks Kashmiri people as PML-N likely to win in Rawlakot by-poll


Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Sunday congratulated Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider over winning the legislative assembly seat of Rawlakot in the by-elections.

The former prime minister extended his thanks and felicitations to the people of Kashmir and said that they have made a mature choice as they have done in the past.

PML-N leader Sardar Amir Altaf took lead in the by-polls held on a vacant seat of AJK’s legislative assembly.

According to the unconfirmed results of the 131 polling stations, PML-N’s Altaf got 20,874 votes while Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate Sardar Ghulam Sadiq remained behind him with 14,731 votes.

A total of 131 polling stations had been set up for 41,658 voters in the constituency amid stringent security. Thirty-seven polling stations were declared sensitive and 28 highly sensitive.

The LA-18 seat was left vacant following the death of PML-N leader Khan Bahadur Khan.

PPP candidate Sardar Ghulam Sadiq, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Sawar Khan, PML-N’s Amir Altaf and Kashan Masood of Muslim Conference were among the contestants in the running.


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