Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – In a contrast with rival PPP and PTI, the ruling PML-N is regaining its ground in the election campaign for 49 AJK Legislative Assembly polls scheduled for July 21.

Amid the intense electoral battle, PTI has inflicted a serious blow on PPP by wooing away its three important ministers and other electable members. This has raised the hopes of the PML-N to win the elections with majority seats.

“We will win the forthcoming AJK polls and form PML-N government in the Legislative Assembly”, said Federal Minister for Information Parvaiz Rasheed on Wednesday.

“The PML-N will contest the AJK election independently”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Dr. Kirmani told a charged political gathering in Muzaffarabad while kicking off the party’s election campaign.

The ruling party PML-N has decided to contest the forthcoming elections for 49-seat Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu Kashmir without any electoral alliance after its failure to win over crucial support of the Muslim Conference.

The PML-N’s decision follows its efforts to woo former AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, head of the Muslim Conference that enjoys significant public support.

The Muslim Conference, has also decided to contest the election without giving up its traditional constituencies and also making efforts to make seat adjustments with political parties other than the PML-N.

The PML-N has constituted an 18-member Parliamentary headed by PM Nawaz quite earlier which prompted other players including the ruling PPP and PTI to kick of their election campaigns.

On the other hand, PPP and PTI, two other key players in the election arena have also intensified their election campaigns. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also addressed major political rallies which helped the party to regain its political position.

The PPP suffered serious setback when the rival PTI wooed away three of its ministers and few other electable members and awarded them PTI tickets. PTI blames PPP for corruption and seems quite confident to win majority seats. PTI leaders also claimed it enjoyed the supports of other smaller political groups.