Opp parties cry foul as results of GB polls announced

PTI party all set to form govt after securing 22 of 33 seats

Statesman Report

GILGIT: Major opposition parties in Pakistan alleged rigging as official results for last week’s legislative assembly election in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region were announced on Tuesday, with the party of Prime Minister Imran Khan bagging the most seats.

The GB assembly has 33 seats, 24 of which are contested through directed elections, six are reserved for women and three are reserved for technocrats and professionals.

Parties had campaigned for week for the November 15 polls, with candidates promising to build infrastructure projects and end decades of neglect in the region.

“I, Raja Shah Baz Khan, Chief Election Commissioner, Gilgit-Baltistan do hereby publish the names of candidates returned to the Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly as a Result of General Election 2020 from the under mentioned constituencies,” a notification from the election commission said.

The notification said 10 candidates from PM Khan’s PTI, seven independent candidates, three and two respectively from the opposition PPP and PML-N parties, one from the religious JUI-F and one from the MWM, had won seats.