Election to be held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday
The election commission has completed all arrangements to hold transparent elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
826 polling stations have been announced to be highly sensitive, whereas, 1209 have been declared sensitive,as per the chief secretary, Shakil Qadir Khan.
More than 3 million people of the region will vote to elect members of Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly for a five-year term.
A total of 32 political parties are contesting the elections and hundreds of independent candidates are also vying in all the 45 electoral constituencies including 33 in AJK districts and 12 meant of Jammu and Kashmir refugees settled in various parts of Pakistan.
According to the details, five seats are reserved for women and three are meant for exponent or advocate of technocracy, one each reserved for overseas Kashmiris and Ulema/Mashaikh and professionals.
Moreover, the political parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have fielded their candidates for polls in AJK. Prime Minister Imran Khan, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto visited AJK and addressed multiple public gatherings for their candidates.
However, the electioneering concluded at midnight of 24th July and polling to be commenced on 25th July.