Islamabad- Barrister Sultan Mahmood was elected as the president of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir (PcK) on Tuesday by the region's legislative assembly.
Mahmood was supported by the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which won the election held on July 25.
He secured 34 votes against his rival joint opposition candidate Mian Abdul Waheed, who received 16 votes.
He will succeed Sardar Masood Khan whose tenure will end on August 24.
Mahmood is a veteran politician and also served as the prime minister of PcK between July 1996 to July 2001.
Mahmood is the PTI's regional president and was elected as a member of the legislative assembly from LA-3, Mirpur-III.
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