Unofficial results: PTI secures GBLA-3 another seat with wide margin
According to the details, PTI’s candidate Sohail Abbas obtained 6,873 votes and was declared victorious in the election. However, independent candidate Doctor Muhammad Iqbal stood runner-up by obtaining 4,678 votes. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) candidate Captain (retd) Muhammad Shafi got 4,654 votes while Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Aftab Haider received 3,670 votes.
The total number of candidates who contested in the constituency was 21, while 41,360 voters were registered.
Polling in the constituency ended at 5pm on Sunday. It continued throughout the day without any break as a large number of people had lined up to cast their votes despite the cold weather in Gilgit.
The new induction rose the number of PTI members in the legislative assembly to 17 including the six independent candidates besides also having the support of the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM), which had secured one seat during the polls.
Seven independent candidates had secured success in the Gilgit-Baltistan polls and six of them have so far joined the PTI, giving it the numbers in the legislative assembly to achieve the two-third majority in the house of 24 members.