Punjab Local Body Elections 2015 3rd Phase Results Live Updates
Polling time for the third and final phase of Local Body (LB) elections in twelve districts of Punjab and six districts of Sindh has finished.
The polling continued until 5:30pm.
The six districts of Sindh are West Karachi, South Karachi, East Karachi, Korangi, Central Karachi and Malir while those of Punjab are Layyah, Rajanpur, D.G. Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Khushab, Multan, Sialkot, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.
A fierce competition took place between Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Punjab while mainly candidates of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Jamat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will battle in Karachi.
In Punjab, 1,69,86,946 are registered voters. Out of these, 94,47,933 are male voters while 75,39,13 are female. 14,470 polling stations were established in Punjab for 1,335 Union Councils (UC). 31,848 candidates battled for General seats in 12 districts of Punjab.
These elections will decide as to who will rule Karachi. Citizens exercised their voting rights to elect a new Mayor for the provincial Capital. 4,141 polling stations have been established in the city, out of which 1,791 stations were declared extremely sensitive while 2,116 were declared as moderately sensitive. Number of registered voters in Sindh’s metropolis is 7,082,319.
Live Results Update
|Inconclusive, unofficial results for final phase of local body polls in Sindh, Punjab|
8:50 AM: Overall results uptill now for all 3 phases of LH polls in Punjab: PML-N victorious with 3136 seats. Independent candidates won 2810 while PTI won 832, PPP 162, PML-Q 81 and JI secured 12 seats.
8:47 AM: Overall results up till now for all 3 phases of LG polls in Sindh: PPP leads with 2520 seats followed by independent candidates with 451. MQM secured 222 seats in all 3 phases. PML-F won 147, PML-N 128, PTI 24 while JUI-F won 23 seats.
7:48 AM: Muzzaffargarh s unofficial, inconclusive results for 161 out of 293 seats received. Independent candidates win 117 seats. PML-N follows with 30 seats. PTI wins 13 while PPP secures single seat.
7:40 AM: Multan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 202 out of 208 seats received. PML-N victorious with 81 seats, independent candidates secure 77 while PTI win 32 seats. PPP manages to win 12 seats.
7:28 AM: Unofficial, inconclusive results for all 118 seats of Layyah received. Independent candidates lead polls with 52 seats while PML-N manages to secure 44 seats.
7:17 AM: Khushab s unofficial, inconclusive results for 180 out of 198 seats received. PML-N leads with 71 seats while independent candidates come in second with 68 seats. PTI wins 40 seats while JUI-F wins single seat.
7:10 AM:Dera Ghazi (DG) Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 84 out of 148 seats received. PML-N wins 41 seats, independent candidates manage to grab 28 seats. PTI secures 13 while JUI-F wins 2 seats.
6:58 AM: Bahawalpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 214 out of 236 seats received. PML-N leads polls with 137 seats, independent candidates secure 57 seats. PTI wins 12, PMLQ manages 11 while PPP secures 2 seats.
6:35 AM: Unofficial, inconclusive results for all 7 seats of Attock received. PML-Q wins 5 while independent candidates secure 2 seats.
6:26 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 164 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 95, PML-N secure 56 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 12 seats.
6:22 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 198 out of 223 seats received. PML-N lead with 97 seats, independent candidates secure 84 seats, PTI wins 16 while PPP manages single seat.
6:16 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 188 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 112 seats. independent candidates secure 51 seats, PTI wins 21 seats, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
6:13 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 127 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 49 seats, PML-N secures 44 seats, PTI wins 32 while PPP wins 2 seats.
6:09 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 313 out of 333 seats received. PML-N lead with 116 seats, independent candidates secure 99 seats, PPP wins 84, PTI secure 13 while JI manages single seat.
6:06 AM: Narowal s unofficial, inconclusive results for 145 out of 152 seats received. PML-N and independent candidates lead with 61 seats each while PTI manages 23 seats.
4:05 AM: PML-N lead the polls in Punjab with 884 votes, MQM victorious in Karachi with 100 seats. MQM leader says won more than 85% of the seats. MQM celebrates Karachi win in Jinnah ground.
3:16 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 263 out of 333 seats received. PML-N leads with 101 seats, independent candidates secures 94 seats, PPP wins 55, PTI secure 12 while JI manages single seat.
3:15 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 95 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 36 seats, PML-N secures 33 seats, PTI wins 24 while PPP wins 2 seats.
3:13 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 187 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 111 seats. PTI secures 21, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
3:10 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 194 out of 223 seats received. PML-N lead with 95 seats, independent candidates secure 82 seats, PTI wins 16 while PPP manages single seat.
3:05 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 153 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 92, PML-N secures 54 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 12 seats.
3:03 AM: Unofficial results for all 98 seats of Narowal received. PML-N secures 41 seats, independent candidates win 40 while PTI secure 19 seats.
2:57 AM: Attock s unofficial, inconclusive results for 6 out of 7 seats received. PML-Q wins 4 while independent candidates secure 2 seats.
2:05 AM: Jhang s unofficial, inconclusive results for 117 out of 200 seats received. Independent candidates win 64, PML-N secure 45 while Pakistan Rah-e-Haq party wins 8 seats.
2:00 AM: Sialkot unofficial, inconclusive results for 140 out of 223 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 64 seats, PML-N secures 61 seats, PTI wins 14 while PPP manages single seat
1:56 AM: Rawalpindi s unofficial, inconclusive results for 185 out of 253 seats received. PML-N wins with 109 seats. PTI secures 21, PPP manages 2 while JI and AML win single seat each.
1:52 AM: Rajunpur s unofficial, inconclusive results for 84 out of 128 seats received. Independent candidates lead with 35 seats, PML-N secures 28 seats, PTI wins 20 while PPP wins 2 seats.
1:48 AM: Rahim Yar Khan s unofficial, inconclusive results for 218 out of 333 seats received. PML-Nand independent candidates lead with 84 seats, PPP wins 38, PTI secure 11 while JI manages single seat.
1:43 AM: Narowal s unofficial, inconclusive results for 98 out of 152 seats received. PML-N leads with 43 seats, independent candidates win 36 while PTI manages 19 seats.
1:10 AM: Punjab s 1603 out of 2497 results received. PML-N leads the polls with 716 votes. PTI secured 194 seats while independent candidates managed to win 660 seats.
11:00 PM: Khushab: PTI wins 4 seats, PML-N and independent candidates win 4 seats as well.
10:40 PM: Karachi: PTI s Hajat Khan wins by taking 2503 votes in UC-15
10:20 PM: Karachi: PML-N s M.Firdous wins elections from UC-11 by getting 2643 votes.
10:10 PM: Layyah: Independent candidates win 6, PTI 5 while PML-N won 2 seats.
10:05 PM: People have expressed their confidence in MQM by voting for the party: Faisal Sabzwari
9:55 PM: MQM s Saadulah wins from Bhatonagar, Municipal Corporation Korangi.
9:45 PM: Waseem Akhtar of MQM wins UC-11, Aqab Jacob line, Karachi.
9:30 PM: Shakargarh: PML-N wins 9, PTI and independent candidates win 5 seats each.
9:15 PM: PML-N wins 7, independent candidates win 3 while PTI managed 1 seat from Chaubara.
9:00 PM: PTI s Karachi President Ali Zaidi loses elections from UC-16.
8:45 PM: Mujahid Shah, cousin of MNA Javed Shah loses elections from UC-73.
8:35 PM: Shah Zain, son of former deputy speaker wins in Ward 44, Ahmadpur Shariqa.
8:20 PM: Rawalpindi: Sheikh Rasheed s nephew Rashid Shafiq wins in Municipal Corporation UC-40.
09:00 PM : PML-N wins 3 seats from UC Taunsa sharif, PTI Also wins 3 setas,14 results to come
8:00 PM: Sang UC-55: PML-N s Raja Sardar Sarwar wins from ward 11.
7:15 PM: PML-N wins 6 seats from Khushab.
7:00 PM: 8 polling stations out of 40 announce their results for UC-42.
6:50 PM Firing in Gujralt leaves candidate injured
6:30 PM: Keeping in tradition with its unparalleled performance:
5:30 PM: Results of a few unopposed candidates as Dunya News gets hold of polling results:
5:10 PM: Rawalpindi UC-33: PML-N workers and supporters of independent candidate clash with each other.
5:00 PM: Rigging claims in Narowal Government High School as alleged fake ballot papers found. Polling stopped at UC-53 Ward number 2.
4:50 PM: Those who commit rigging in Landhi will face wrath of the party, claims MQM.
4:35 PM: UC-21: A blind man turns out to cast his vote at the polling station in Shamsabad.
4:22 PM: Police detain four persons from outside a female polling station in Rawalpindi’s UC-12
3:57 PM: Police officers stop Governor Punjab’s son Asif Rajwana from entering female polling booth in Multan’s ward number 4 for favoring his cousin candidate
3:52 PM: PTI, PML-N supporters fight in Rojhan’s ward number 5 at Government High School. Reportedly, police arrest three people while two persons sustain wounds
3:52 PM: Polling stopped in Karachi’s UC-10 due to mismanagement, report summoned by electoral authorities
3:48 PM: A handicap man casts vote at WAPDA rest house polling station in Bhawalpur. The disable man says he has cast vote to Sher (PML-N) as the incumbent government is working for the welfare of society
3:44 PM: Scuffle between PML-N, PTI in Rawalpindi’s UC-79 breaks out due to wrong parking of car
3:39 PM: Two groups clash in Multan’s UC-115 Shujabad, heavy contingent of police summoned
3:38 PM: Firing at polling station in UC-159 leaves two people injured while security personnel also arrest one suspect
3:37 PM: Rangers arrest three suspects from Karachi’s west UC-37. Interrogation process is underway from the detainees
3:32 PM: Ballot papers and stamps recovered from a presiding officer at Government Primary School Khalsi in UC Thal Khair Muhammad of Rahim Yar Khan. Polling agents and voters lock the presiding officer inside a room.
3:21 PM: Rangers direct MQM and Haqiqi supporters to stay away from polling stations in Landhi.
3:15 PM: Polling temporarily stopped after clash between PML-N and PTI workers in UC-78 of Muhammadpur Gahota in Multan.
KARACHI/ RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (JI) and the Jamat-e-Islami (JI) seem to have suffered heavy blow at the hands of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the local government election.
According to unofficial and unconfirmed results pouring in from different parts of Karachi, the MQM is leading in Karachi with its candidates defeating JI Karachi Amir Hafiz Naeemur Rehman and PTI Karachi President Ali Zaidi. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Karachi Division President Najmi Alam was defeated by a PTI candidate in Clifton.
Talking to Samaa, the Jamaat-e-Islami leader said he accepts the defeat. Vote count is still underway after polling for the 3rd and final phase of local government elections ended in 12 districts of Punjab and six in Karachi.
In Rawalpindi, Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid has accepted his party’s defeat in the third and final phase of Local Government elections.
Appearing in SAMAA’s prime time current affairs show “Nadeem Malik Live”, Rashid said that he was hoping to win at least 13 seats in NA-55, but could manage three to four seats.
“Things have changed a lot. Now we are witnessing a democracy powered by money,” Rashid told Nadeem Malik.
He said that too much development work was carried out by the government in his area before the elections.
“How I could oppose the development work, which was beneficial for people,” he questioned.
To a question, he said that he had information about the results of NA-56, where PML-N Chairman Imran Khan won in the general elections. “I have no idea what happened there,” he said.
The election remained by and large calm with exceptions of sporadic clashes between rival groups both in Punjab and Karachi. A man was shod and two others injured as a result of exchange of fire between two groups in UC-22 of Rawalpindi.
Similar, two groups belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) clashed in Korangi, prompting the election staff to halt the polling.
The polling was stopped after a large number of voters broke into the polling station. Police said they are investigating the incident and would intiate action after identifying the miscreants involved in damaging the election material.
Tensions ran high between the MQM and the MQM-Haqiqi groups in Landhi and Korangi areas of the metropolis on election day.
Karachi, where over 90 percent polling stations were declared sensitive, has witnessed a lull as operation against criminal elements entered third year.
Voting continued for ten hours till 5:30 pm without any break.
Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) allowed ten hours of uninterrupted polling, it also permitted voting beyond the stipulated closing time, enabling the voters who had entered the polling stations before 5:30.
Third Phase LG Polls Districts
Twelve districts of Punjab include Layyah, Rajanpur, D.G. Khan, Muzaffargarh, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Khushab, Multan, Sialkot, Narowal, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalpur.
Elections had been delayed in 16 union councils of Rawalpindi based on court interventions.
In Sindh, the local polls were held in Karachi West, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi Central, Korangi and Malir.
As many as 5,251 candidates of Chairman & Vice Chairman (joint candidates) and 31,848 for General Members of Wards within Union Councils and Municipal Committees were contesting the elections.
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According to the Election Commission of Pakistan officials, a total of 2507 wards were formed within Union Councils and Municipal Committees in 5 Municipal Corporations, 12 District Councils and 58 Municipal Committees in different cities.
As many as 18 candidates of chairman & vice chairman and 520 for general members were elected unopposed while collectively 6160 candidates withdraw their candidature.
A total 16,986,946 (male 9,447,933, female 7,539,013) voters are exercising their right to franchise in the elections.
As many as 12 DROs, 259 ROs and 518 AROs were supervising the electoral process while 14,470 presiding officers, 80,000 APOs and 40,000 Polling Officers were present on their respective places to hold elections.
The voters cast their ballots at 40,000 polling booths of 14,470 polling stations.
There are over 7.083 million registered voters including over four million male and around three million female in Karachi districts.
According to the Election Commission, the district East comprising Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulzar Hijri has 1,186,901 registered voters–658,616 male and 528,285 female.
The district West comprising Orangi Town, Mominabad, SITE, Baldia and Manghopir has 1,530,579 voters including male 930,369 and female 600,210.
The district Malir comprising Bin Qasim, Ibrahim Hyderi, Shah Mureed, Gadap, Airport and Cantonment has 641,148 voters including 378,704 male and 262,444 female registered voters.
The district Korangi comprising Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony, Korangi, and Landhi has 1,183,536 voters including 675,589 male and 507,947 female registered voters.
The district Central comprising Liaquatabad, Gulberg, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad and New Karachi has 1,735,219 voters with 964,585 male and 770,634 female registered.
The district South comprising Saddar, Arambagh, Civil Lines, Garden, Lyari, Keamari and Mauripur has 805,683 voters with 457,928 male and 347,755 female registered voters.
A total of 4144 polling stations including 515 for male, 477 for female and 3152 for combined voters will be available to voters in the city.
As many as 15009 polling booths including 7835 for male and 7174 for female voters have been made.
A total of 4144 presiding officers, 22072 Assistant Presiding Officers, 15009 polling officers while 549 other election staff have been assigned election duties.
The Election Commission had also established a control room in Islamabad which would work till the finalization of results.
The Control Room will receive complaints regarding irregularities in the polling process and take action for their redressal.
Security Arrangements in Karachi
Only 234 out of a total of 4,141 polling stations in Karachi have been declared normal, with over 94 percent of stations declared either sensitive or highly sensitive.
According to ECP, as many as 1,791 polling stations (43pc) have been declared highly sensitive while 2,116 are being considered sensitive.
All polling stations in District Central and Korangi have been declared either sensitive or highly sensitive.
The largest number of highly sensitive polling stations (497) is in District West, with 396 stations declared sensitive out of a total of 937 stations.
Meanwhile, 859 polling stations were declared sensitive in Karachi’s District Central.
The ECP has summoned 20 companies of Pakistan Army troops to be deployed in the city to assist during the elections.
The Special Security Unit (SSU) of the Sindh Police said that 400 police commandos were also deployed in Karachi today.
The commandos were be posted at highly sensitive polling stations and were equipped with state-of-the-art weapons to carry out their duties, said an SSU spokesman.
As many as 964 polling stations were declared highly sensitive in 12 districts of Punjab while 3078 others sensitive.
Rawalpindi’s 95 polling stations, 60 in Bahawalpur, 134 in Jhang, 100 in Multan, 85 in Muzaffargarh, 165 in DG Khan, 60 in Rajanpur, 25 in Layyah, 80 in Rahim Yar Khan, 30 in Khushab, 40 in Narowal and 85 polling stations of Sialkot were rated as highly sensitive.
Contingents of Pakistan Army were deputed security assignments in Karachi and Punjab. Th ECP has authorized the Rangers enter any polling station and arrest any suspect if the need arises.