Independent candidates take lead in AJK LG polls

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Independent candidates took lead in first phase of Local Government elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir held on Sunday by securing 157 seats out of 454 followed by Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaaf and Pakistan people’s party which secured 94 each while Pakistan Muslim League-N got 85 seats.

The election commission announced the official results of 454 seats of district and union councils, municipal corporations, municipal committees and town committees out of 669 seats till Monday evening.

According to results, All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference secured 22 seats of the total while Jammu Kashmir people’s party could secure only seat in first phase of the elections.