In Pakistan, Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is losing elections in several districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s local election counting, while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) is leading.

Polling was held in 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday. Elections were held in the province after a gap of six years. The counting of votes began on Monday morning. As per Dawn’s report, the unofficial results of the mayors of 63 tehsil councils showed JUI-F candidates leading their rivals as PTI suffered a setback in some parts of the province.

Where Awami National Party (ANP) and Jamaat-e-Islami are maintaining a hold. In Peshawar, JUI-F candidates are leading in three out of seven parishes, while PTI and ANP are leading in two tehsils.

There were many incidents of violence in the first phase of local elections. Five people were killed in the violence and some polling stations were destroyed. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had to postpone elections in some areas due to incidents like suicide bombing in Bajaur, kidnapping of polling personnel in Bannu district, clashes in Karak, and attack on minister Shibli Faraj’s vehicle in Kohat.

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