Protests in POK: ISI rigged polls in favour of Nawaz Sharif

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Massive protests rocked many districts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir for the last two days as locals alleged that July 21 polls were rigged.

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 32 out of 41 seats.The protests turned violent in Cities like Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Chinari and Kotli. The proesters alleged that they were not allowed to vote and Inter-services intelligence agency (ISI) have rigged the polls.Chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi, who had met people of PoK had said that  people residing in the region want to be a part of India.

A Muslim Conference (MC) supporter was earlier killed by PML(N) members at Muzaffarabad, which triggered the protests
The PPP in PoK was launched by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in 1973 and until December 2010, it faced Muslim Conference (MC) as its arch-opponent, but the situation changed in 2010 when Sharif launched the PML-N in the region.

The 2011 polls were a neck-and-neck fight between the PPP and the PML-N though the MC was also in the field.

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