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PTI leads in second phase of AJK local polls

 The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading with 229 seats in the second phase of the local government elections in Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJK), according to interim results.

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The polling was held in four districts of Poonch division – Bagh, Rawlakot, Haveli, Sudhanoti on Saturday.

The AJK Election Commission said it had received results of 708 out of total 787 seats. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) currently sit at the second position after securing 129 seats, followed by PPP with 104 seats.

The Jammu Kashmir People Party bagged 28 seats while the TLP managed to win seven seats in the local government elections. Interestingly, independent candidates have secured 233 seats.

The interim results show the ruling PTI failed to get its chairmen elected in Abaspur, Dhirkot and other municipal committees and it is likely to lose mayorship of Rawlakot.

It is recalled that the PTI took the lead over its opponents, the PML-N and PPP, in the first phase of the local government elections in Muzaffarabad division.

Meanwhile, The polling in the third and last phase of the elections will be held in all three districts of Mirpur Division, including Mirpur, Kotli, and Bhimber, on December 8. A total of 1.2 million registered voters will exercise their right to vote.

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Imran to dissolve assemblies if polls not announced by Dec 30: Rashid

Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid said on Sunday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan would get the date for the national elections till December 30 or dissolve the assemblies.

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In a statement on Twitter, the AML chief while giving an ultimatum to the incumbent government said now it has all come to the point for the ruling body to either strengthen the ‘country’s politics’ or destroy it.

Mr Rashid underlined that people don’t trust the coalition government and it’s only option is to call for an ‘escape election’ as they cannot face the public.

Targeting the Shehbaz-led government further, he said Miftah Ismail, who was the former finance minister, wasn’t sparing his own government in bashing the ongoing economic policies of the government.

In another tweet, he also expressed grief on the demise of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and Marriyum Aurangzeb’s aunt Najma Hameed. He prayed for the departed soul and the bereaved family.

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1st ODI, Mehidy Hasan Miraz helps Bangladesh stun India by 1 wicket

India vs Bangladesh 1st ODI 2022: Bangladesh recorded a sensational one-wicket victory over India.

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Bangladesh recorded a sensational one-wicket victory over India in the first ODI of the three-match series on Sunday. Put into bat, India were all-out for 186.

In reply, Bangladesh rode on skipper Litton Das’s 41 to stay in the hunt initially before collapsing to 136/9 in the 40th over. However, Mehidy Hasan Miraz produced a sensational 39-ball 38-run cameo to take the team home with four overs to spare.

Brief scores – India: 186 all out in 41.2 overs (KL Rahul 73; Shakib Al Hasan 5/36, Ebadat Hossain 4/47).
Bangladesh: 187 for 9 in 46 overs (Mehidy Hasan Miraz 38 not out, Litton Das 41; Mohammed Siraj 3/32).

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Bangladesh XI: Liton Das (captain), Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain.

India XI: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Sen.

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