PMLN- Nawaz Sharif’s party wins (PoK) Kashmir polls, says “Jammu would soon become part of Pakistan”

, 12:11 PM IST

Karachi: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, after his victory in Pakistan occupied Kashmir said, he hoped Jammu and Kashmir would soon become part of Pakistan.

Speaking at a rally in PoK capital Muzaffarabad, Sharif told his supporters: “The day is not far when Jammu and Kashmir will become Pakistan. No one can stop the freedom movement in occupied Kashmir.”

The PML-N has won more than a dozen of the 41 seats being contested in the legislative assembly. The polls were held on Thursday.

Meanwhile The All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (AJKMC) and Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) shared the second spot, grabbing two seats a piece.

Elections to the 49-member legislative assembly were held in PoK and different parts of the country where refugees from Jammu and Kashmir live, including Karachi, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat and Multan. Forty-one seats are directly elected while the remaining seats have nominated members.

Promising rapid progress in PoK, Nawaz said a network of motorways, roads and highways would be built in the region over the next five years.