2015 Islamabad local elections

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The 2015 Islamabad Local Government Elections were held on November 30 2015.[1] The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML(N)) obtained a landslide victory, winning 50 of the 77 seats in the Islamabad Municipal Corporation (IMC), while the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won the remaining 27 seats.

2015 Islamabad local government elections

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77 seats of the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation
39 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  PMLN 2021 Flag.png Flag of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.svg
Leader Sheikh Ansar Aziz Khurram Shehzad Nawaz
Party PML(N) PTI
Leader since 13 March 2018 25 April 1996
Leader's seat Technocrat UC-8 Tumair
Seats won 50 27

Results by Union Council Chairmen Elected

Mayor of Islamabad before election


Elected Mayor of Islamabad

Sheikh Ansar Aziz

There were 676,795 eligible voters.[2] Tight security measures were enforced on polling day.[2] No incidents of violence were reported.[2]


Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation[edit]

Party UC Chairmen Reserved seats
Women Minorities Peasants/Workers Youth Technocrat Total
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 32 11 2 2 2 1 50
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 18 6 1 1 1 0 27
Total: 50 17 3 3 3 1 77

Following the election, twelve UC Chairmen who were elected as independents joined the PML(N), while two joined the PTI increasing their numbers to 32 and 18, respectively. After the allocation of reserved seats, the PML(N)‘s number of seats increased to 50 and the PTI’s number of seats increased to 27. Following this, Sheikh Ansar Aziz of the PML(N), who was elected on the reserved technocrat seat, defeated Khurram Shehzad Nawaz of the PTI, who was elected to UC-8 Tumair, to become Islamabad’s first Mayor. Aziz received 49 votes while Nawaz received 26 votes.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan. Notification- ICT LG Elections 2015 Result (5-12-2015)
  2. ^ a b c Dawn. Islamabad LG polls conclude peacefully
  3. ^ "ECP - Election Commission of Pakistan". www.ecp.gov.pk. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  4. ^ Khan, Iftikhar A. (2016-01-30). "PML-N expected to sweep election for Islamabad mayor". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  5. ^ Dawn.com (2016-02-15). "PML-N's Sheikh Ansar Aziz elected Islamabad's first-ever mayor". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-12-31.