Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan People’s Party have emerged as leading parties in the second phase of the Local Government elections in twelve districts of Punjab and fourteen of Sindh.

In Punjab, polling was held in Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Attock, Jhelum, Mianwali, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sheikhupura and Khanewal.

Unofficial results of 2042out of 2399 seats have been received so far. PML-N clinched 931, independent candidates 765, PPP 12,Tehreek-i-Insaf 301, Jamaat-e-Islami 8 and others 13.

In Sindh, polling was held in Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Matiari, Dadu, Jamshoro, Badin, Thatta, Sajawal, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nausharoferoz, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkhar.

Unofficial results of 1643 out of 1833 seats have been received so far. PPP secured884, independent candidates118, MQM 118, PML-N 63, Muslim League Functional 22, PTI 7 and other parties 30.

Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza has commended the role of Army, Rangers and election staff in successful and peaceful holding of local government elections.

He has also appreciated the police and voters for maintaining peace at the polling stations.

A spokesman of the Election Commission said around one hundred complaints were received which were not of serious nature.

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