Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Independent candidates grabbed five seats each in the first-ever elections for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly from the merged tribal areas, unofficial and unconfirmed results stated on Sunday.
The polling time in the erstwhile Federal Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) concluded on Saturday at 5pm.
According to the unofficial polling results of 13 constituencies out of 16, Jamat-e-Islami, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl gained one seat each.
Polling began in 16 districts early on Saturday. Security forces were deployed inside and outside 554 highly sensitive polling stations. According to the provincial election commissioner, results in the tribal districts would be given on WhatsApp due to a network issue in the area.
There were a total of 1,897 polling stations set up for the election. 282 candidates were vying for the 16 general seats, including nominees for the ruling Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf, JUI-F, Awami National Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Peoples Party and Independents.
Provincial election in the tribal areas of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Naheed Afridi from the Awami National Party (ANP) aspired for a win in the conservative Khyber district’s constituency of PK 106. There were a total of 148,470 voters in this constituency, of which 65,652 (44 per cent) are female.
The other woman was Malasa Bibi, who was fielded by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for PK 109 in the Kurram district. In her constituency, there were 187,844 voters in all, of which 82,560 were women.
Unverified, unofficial results
5/104 polling stations
Waheed Gul (Jamat-e-Islami) - 1,037
Gul Afzal (Awami National Party) - 538
10/86 polling stations
Nisar Ahmed (Awami National Party) - 1,741
Rahim Shah (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 1,236
2/108 polling stations
Muhammad Arif (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl) - 496
Sajjad Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 326
PK-108 (Kurram -1)
29/135 polling stations
Muhammad Riaz (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl) - 2,291
Jameel Khan (Independent) - 1,596
24/130 polling stations
Syed Iqbal Mian (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 9,229
Inayat Hussain (Independent) - 3,944
4/175 polling stations
Shoaib Hasan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 261
Syed Ghazi Ghazan (Independent) - 115
PK-111 (North Waziristan-1)
11/76 polling stations
Samiud Din (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl) - 1,154
Muhammad Iqbal Khan (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 1,165
PK-112 (North Waziristan-2)
17/102 polling stations
Mir Kalam Khan (Independent) - 2,748
Siddiqullah (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl) - 1,544
PK-115 (Former Frontier Regions)
30/163 polling stations
Abid ur Rehman (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) - 4,738
Muhammad Shoaib (Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl) -4,431