A view of polling process at a women's polling station during local bodies polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. - INP

PESHAWAR, 31 May: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) is so far in the lead as unofficial results are pouring in after Saturday’s local bodies elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to unofficial results, the PTI is leading the district council results with 126 seats so far. The Awami National Party (ANP) has got 51, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) 49, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) 21, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) 41, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) 23 and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) has won nine district council seats so far. Sixty-six candidates have also secured victory in the district council polls.

The PTI has got most seats overall in KP. The ANP has obtained good results in Charsadda, Mardan, Swabi and Torghar. The PTI is dominant in Peshawar, JI is looking good in Malakand and Lower Dir, while JUI-F is showing good results in Tank, Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan.

Over 80,000 candidates took part in the local bodies polls in KP for more than 41,000 seats. Results are coming slowly and gradually and the Election Commission of Pakistan will announce the final result on 7 June.

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