Gilgit Baltistan Election facts and figures

Election in Gilgit-Baltistan will held on November 15, over two years after the general election in Pakistan.

For these 24 seats, 548 candidates originally filed their papers. Of these, however, 218 later withdrew from the race, according to APP.

Gilgit-Baltistan has a total of 745,361 registered voters of which 54% are male. A total of 24 seats are up for grabs in 10 districts of the northern administrative unit, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

24 candidates each have been fielded by the ruling-Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), 22 by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), 13 by the Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q), 12 by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Isam-Fazl (JUI-F), eight by the Islami Tehreek Pakistan (ITP), four by the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen(MWM) and three by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).

One woman each has been awarded a ticket for the general seats by the PTI, PPP and MWM. Sadia Danish and Amina Ansari.

>> Going by past polls, the political party in the Center usually sweeps Gilgit-Baltistan, but the PPP can give the PTI a tough time.

Interestingly, the MWM and the PTI have also named joint candidates in some constituencies.

Going by past polls, the political party in the Center usually sweeps Gilgit-Baltistan.

This is likely to be the case this time too as four heavy weights from the PML-N have crossed over and joined the rival PTI. Still, the PPP has a solid footing in the area and is likely to give the ruling party a tough time.

Prominent candidates are

Jaffar Allah (Ex Deputy Speaker GB Assembly) – PML-N
Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman (Former Chief Minister) – PML-N
Javed Iqbal – PML-N
Rizwan Ali – PTI
Syed Mehdi Shah (Former Chief Minister) – PPP
Mahmood Kazim – PTI
Fida Muhammad Nishad (Ex Speaker GB Assembly) – PTI
Wazir Hassan – PTI
Syed Amjad Ali Zaidi – PTI
Imran Nadeem – PPP
Muhammad Khalid Khurshed Khan – PTI
Shamsul Haq – PTI
Noshad Ali – PTI
Ateeq ullah Advocate – PTI
Haider Khan – PTI
Gulbar Khan (Ex Minister) – PTI
Nawaz Khan Naji – Independent
Dr Ali Sher (Ex Minister) – PPP
Mohammad Ayub – PPP
Ghulam Hussain – PML-N
Ibrahim Sanai (Ex Minister) – PTI
Amina Ansari (Ex Technocrate) -PTI
Engineer Ismail (Ex Minister) -PPP
Syed Shamsuddin -PTI
Raja Zakariya Maqpoon -PTI
Zulfiqar Ali Behashti -PTI
Fatehullah Khan -PTI

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