Pakistan Elections: Imran Khan’s allies securing significant victory in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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Pakistan elections: The counting is on, the trends are coming and the clarity in the political landscape of Pakistan is going to emerge gradually. After various cases of violence, booth capturing and amidst all discussions and apprehensions, the development is astonishing for many as the trends suggest something that most people see as defying the establishment dictates.

For the National Assembly, Imran Khan’s PTI backed independent candidates are advancing against the ‘chosen’ Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa PTI backed independent candidates have secure 10 seats so far. As of now PTI backed independent candidates won at 26 seat viz, NA-2 (Swat 1), NA-3 (Swat 2), NA-4 (Swat 3), NA-5 (Upper Dir), NA-6 (Lower Dir 1), NA-7 (Lower Dir 2), NA-9 (Malakhand), NA-10 (Buner, NA-13 (Battagram), NA-15 (Mansehra-cum-Torghar), NA-16 (Abbottabad 1), NA-17 (Abbottabad 2), NA-18 (Haripur), NA-19 (Swabi 1), NA-20 (Swabi 2), NA-21 (Mardan 1), NA-22 (Mardan 2), NA-23 (Mardan 23), NA24 (Chharsadda 1), NA-25 (Chharsadda 2), NA-26 (Mohmand), NA-27 (Khyber), NA-29 (Peshawar 2), NA-30 (Peshawar 3), NA-31 (Peshawar 4), NA-32 (Peshawar 5).

On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N has only managed to win one seat NA11 (Shangla) in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Moreover, the tally of PTI backed candidates is poised to go up as they lead on many seats including NA-1, NA-17 among others. Interestingly, Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP has failed to appropriate a single seat in the National Assembly polls.  

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