PESHAWAR, 1 December: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has emerged as party with most seats in the first ever local bodies elections in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

According to unofficial results, out to total 50 union councils, the PML-N has secured victory on 21 seats, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) gained victory on 16 seats, while 13 independent candidates also secured victory.

According to the state-run TV, the PML-N got most seats from rural Islamabad, while the PTI secured victory in urban union councils.

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and other parties failed to make any impression in the capital polls. Against 650 seats of 50 union councils of the ICT, about 2,400 candidates were in the electoral field. Of these, 972 were independents.

The polls were held in a peaceful environment and no major untoward incident was reported from any part of the capital.

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