PML-N candidate elected as first-ever mayor of Islamabad

Published: February 15, 2016
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According to unofficial results, Ansar Aziz secured 49 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Raja Khurram Nawaz, who received 26. PHOTO: APP

According to unofficial results, Ansar Aziz secured 49 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Raja Khurram Nawaz, who received 26. PHOTO: APP

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s candidate Sheikh Ansar Aziz was elected on Monday as the first-ever mayor of Islamabad.

According to unofficial results, Aziz secured 49 votes against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Raja Khurram Nawaz, who received only 26 votes, Radio Pakistan reported.

The ruling party’s Chaudhry Riffat Javed, Syed Zeeshan Ali Naqvi and Muhammad Azam Khan have also been elected as deputy mayors of the federal capital.

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Polling for the top slot and three deputy mayors began on Monday morning at the Jinnah Convention Centre. The elections were held through secret ballot and the polling continued till 5pm without any break.

No particular excitement or upsets were expected in the election as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had an approximate two-third majority in the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC). Seventy-seven elected office-bearers of IMC were eligible to cast their votes.

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The IMC comprises 50 elected UC chairmen and 27 members on reserved seats. The PML-N won 18 seats of the 27 reserved seats, with PTI taking the other nine.

PTI candidates for deputy mayors were Fouzia Arshad, Raja Zulqarnain and Ali Nawaz Awan.

Reader Comments (8)

  • Feb 15, 2016 - 12:13PM

    I hope newly elected mayor will help the common man of Islamabad and improve civic facilities inside capital city. Recommend

  • sheraz
    Feb 15, 2016 - 3:33PM

    @ Shahid Akram. Absolutely he will. For his family and friends.Recommend

  • Feb 15, 2016 - 4:05PM

    @sheraz:
    well said ! Recommend

  • pk007
    Feb 15, 2016 - 6:52PM

    One has to respect people’s votes. This is what democracy is about. Good luck Mr. Mayor.Recommend

  • Whatacountry
    Feb 15, 2016 - 6:58PM

    This was guaranteed. Whenever PML N is in power they always win unless they are short of funds.Recommend

  • Randomstranger
    Feb 15, 2016 - 7:50PM

    PML-N is a central Punjab nationalist party it seems. It puts the interests of the people of central Punjab above the others.

    PS: Pass this comment, if you believe in right to free speech. It’s merely my opinion.Recommend

  • bash gul
    Feb 15, 2016 - 8:09PM

    Congrats on winning 49 votes. But why mention “PTI received ‘ONLY’ 26 votes. It was a David and Goliath situation. At least the the lion was injured. PMLN cannot stand the victories of this truly down-to-earth young party. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 15, 2016 - 9:31PM

    @pk007:
    Yes, indeed, a 75 vote tally maketh a ‘democracy’ ! Universal suffrage’s finest hour…Recommend

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