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     May 31,  2015



Religious parties clinched a majority in a LG polls

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL: The alliance of the religious parties, Jamaat-e-Islami and JUI-F, clinched a definite majority in the local bodies polls to elect district and tehsil nazims.

As per unofficial results gathered by Chitral Times, out of twenty four seats of district council, JUI-F got 7, Jamaat-e-Islami 6, PTI 5, PPP 3 and APML 2 while an independent candidate also returned came out victorious.

Out of fourteen members of tehsil council Chitral, JI got 6, JUI-F 4, PPP and PTI two each while in Mastuj tehsil, JUI-F and APML got three seats each out of 10 while PTI got two seats and PPP one seat while an independent candidate also managed to return.

The successful candidates of district council included Inamullah (Ashrait), Mufti Mahmudul Hasan (Drosh-I), Sher Muhammad (Sheshi Koh), Fatehullah (Broze), Riaz Ahmed Diwan Begi (Chitral-II), Maulana Abdur Rahman (Koh) and Maulana Attaur Rahman (Terich) belonged to JUI-F, Haji Sher Muhammad (Arandu), Inamul Haq (Ayun), Maulana Jamshed (Chitral-I), Maghfirat Shah (Denin), Javed Hussain (Mulkhow) and Akbar Shah (Shagram).

Similarly, Rahmat Ghazi Khan (Booni), Abdul Latif (Oveer), Ghulam Mustafa (Kosht), Muhammad Yaqub (Karimabad) and Zulfi Hunar Shah (Laspur) belonged to PTI, Sher Aziz Baig (Khot), Rahmat Wali (Yarkhun) and Ghulam Mustafa (Mastuj) were the nominees of PPP and that of APML were Shahzada Khalid Parvaiz (Drosh-I) and Abdul Qayum (Shoghore).

A renowned social worker of Lot Koh area, Muhammad Hussain succeeded in the ward as independent candidate while the ward of district council is the home of incumbent MPA and district president of PPP, Salim Khan.

The polling was held in a peaceful atmosphere in which women participated with full zeal and fervor without being checked to use their rights of franchise, said district police officer Abbas Majid Marwat.

He said that out of 265 polling stations, 21 had been declared hyper-sensitive in which special security arrangements had been made but no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district.



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