Peshawar: In what is being interpreted as an upset for the PTI, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) candidate Zubair Ali has taken the lead over the ruling party for the Peshawar mayoral slot on Monday.
As per unofficial results from 285 polling stations, the JUI-F candidate has so far polled 32,275 votes while the PTI’s Rizwan Bangash trails behind by securing 26,695 votes.
In the 64 tehsil council unofficial results obtained so far, the JUI-F has emerged victorious in 10 tehsil councils while the PTI has won in 9.
The ANP and independent candidates have won in five seats each from the tehsil councils while PML-N has won in only one tehsil council seat so far.
Unofficial results further confirm that the Jamaat-e-Islami has won a single seat in the tehsil council elections as well.
In Bannu, JUI-F candidate Irfanullah Durrani has extended a lead over a PTI candidate for the mayor election. Irfanullah has so far polled 37,458 votes while the PTI candidate, Iqbal Khan Jadoon, has bagged 23,867 votes.
The PTI has tasted defeat in the Mardan, Kohat and Nowshera tehsils. For the Mardan city mayor election, the Awami National Party’s (ANP) Himayat Ullah Mayar has defeated the PTI’s candidate to emerge the victor, as per unofficial results.
The JUI-F’s Sher Zaman has also won the mayor city council seat in Kohat.
In Nowshera, the PTI seems to be heading towards another upset defeat as the ANP’s candidate Ghayyur Ali Khan seems to have won the election, as per unofficial results. He polled 27,532 votes while PTI’s Ashfaq Ahmed polled 27,268 votes to finish second.
On the other hand, the PTI has managed to win four out of six tehsils of Buner district. A PTI candidate has the lead in Buner’s Khudu Khel district as well while the JUI-F has extended its lead in all three tehsils of Charsadda.
The Tehreek-e-Islah Pakistan has taken a lead in District Khyber while the PTI’s Ataullah Khan has been elected chairman tehsil council in District Swabi.
Meanwhile, JUI-F candidates are leading in District Mardan’s Takht Bai Tehsil, Katlang Tehsil and Rustam Tehsil.
The ANP has a lead over its rivals in Mardan’s Tehsil Garhi Kapura, on the other hand.
As per unofficial results, the PTI’s Naveed Ahmad Mohmand has been elected the chairman of the tehsil council Lower Mohmand after securing 7,931 votes.
JUI-F’s Hafiz Rasheed Ahmad trailed behind the PTI candidate, polling 7,285 votes.
Meanwhile, ANP’s Arbab Muhammad Omar Khan has been elected as the chairman of Chamakni’s tehsil council–as per unofficial results– after polling 24,415 votes, with the PTI’s Nabi Gul securing 20,398 votes to finish second.
JUI’F’s Hamza Asif Khan has been elected chairman of the Shab e Qadar Tehsil council after securing 33,244 votes while PTI’s Shahidullah Khan came in second, polling 14,616 votes.
JUI-F’s Faridullah has won the tehsil council seat in Mathra, as per unofficial results while the PTI’s Hafeez ur Rehman emerged as the victor on the Hassan Khel Tehsil council chairman seat.
The JUI-F’s candidates are leading in Pashtakhra tehsil council chairman and Shah Alam Tehsil council chairman seats. In the Badaber Tehsil council chairman seat, the ANP candidate has taken the lead over other opponents s