Azad Kashmiri general election, 2016

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Azad Kashmir general election 2016

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41 of the 49 seats in the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly
25 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 62.2%

  First party Second party
  Flag of the Pakistan Muslim League (Q).svg Flag of Pakistan People's Part.svg
Leader Raja Farooq Haider Chaudhry Abdul Majeed
Party PML (N) PPP
Leader's seat LA-28 LA-2
Last election 9 seats 20 seats
Seats won 31 3
Seat change Increase 22 Decrease 17
Popular vote 739,195 352,742
Percentage 44.4% 21.2%

  Third party Fourth party
  Flag of Azad Kashmir.svg Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf flag.PNG
Leader Attique Ahmed Khan Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry
Party MC PTI
Leader's seat LA-13 LA-3
Last election 5 seats Did not contest
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 2
Popular vote 171,458 211,827
Percentage 10.3% 12.7%

Prime Minister before election

Chaudhry Abdul Majid

Elected Prime Minister

Raja Farooq Haider

General elections were held in Azad Kashmir on 21 July 2016 to elect 41 members of the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Polling started at 8:00am and continued till 5:00pm without any break.


At least 423 candidates ran for the 41 seats, the main competition being between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) , All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference (MC) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).[1]

A total number of 5,427 polling stations were set up for the election.[1]


A total of 2,674,586 people were registered to vote in the elections, of which 1,190,839 were female and 1,483,747 male.[2]

The PML-N won 31, the PPP three and PTI two. In addition, AJ&K MC won 3 seats, JK PPP one seat and one seat was won by an independent.[3]

Following these results, Pakistan Muslim League (N) was able to form a comfortable majority government, with Raja Farooq Haider as Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir, controlling 31 general seats and 6 reserved/technocrat seats, giving them 37 out of the 49 seats in the assembly.


  1. ^ a b "Polling for Azad Kashmir elections underway - Pakistan - Dunya News". Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Polling for Azad Kashmir elections underway". Dunya News. 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Azad Kashmir Election Results 2016 with Complete List of Candidates". Paki Mag. 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2016-11-02.