Rawalpindi-The candidates of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) yesterday won district council and municipal corporation elections held on reserved seats. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf failed to grab even a single seat.

According to information, in the second phase of local government elections, candidates contested on 25 reserved seats in district council and 17 seats in Municipal Corporation.

Chairpersons of 109 union councils in the district council and 46 UCs in Municipal Corporation voted for the candidates.

In the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation (RMC), PML-N defeated its rivals by winning all the 17 seats. There are 10 seats for women members, one for youth, 2 each for workers, minorities and technocrats.

In district council consisting of rural UCs, PML-N candidate won 22 out of total 25 seats. A woman candidate of PTI won her seat and two independent candidates won two seats reserved for women.

The polling for the reserved seats started at 8am and continued without any break till 4pm.Voting for district council was conducted at meeting hall of Potohar Town Municipal Administration as the administrator of the town was returning officer.

The voting for Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation was held at the hall of Rawal Town Municipal Administration where the administrator was the returning officer.

The results of the reserved seats have strengthened the grip of PML-N in Rawalpindi.

The party is now in even better position to have its mayor for RMC and chairperson for district council in the garrison city. Tights security arrangements were made by police for polling while no untoward incident was reported.

PML-N big wigs including Sajjad Khan, the candidate for Mayor, Raja Ishtiaq, Sardar Nasim and others were also present during polling and witnessed the process of balloting.

District Coordination Officer and Assistant District Collector Revenue visited the polling stations as returning and presiding officers.