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Firdous says voters to lay foundation of new GB today

Firdous says voters to lay foundation of new GB today
November 15, 2020

 In a tweet, the special assistant said that first priority of government in new Gilgit-Baltistan will be end sense of deprivation, transfer of power to lower levels of government and granting people their rights.

Firdous Ashiq Awan further said that today’s transparent elections will be start of development and prosperity in Gilgit.

On the other hand, the voting process is underway for the general elections of Legislative Assembly in Gilgit-Baltistan aimd tight security

The polling started at 8am and will continue until 5 pm without any break. A three-pronged contest between the PTI, People’s Party and PML-N is expected as the opinion polls suggesting PTI ahead in the contest.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) are among the parties contesting for the 23 constituencies of the GB assembly.

Meanwhile, polling in constituency GBA-3 has been postponed due to the death of a candidate. The polling will now take place on November 22.

Almost 13500 security personnel from GB, Punjab, KPK, Sind and Balochistan are deployed at their respective polling stations across GB.

Election Commission Gilgit-Baltistan has prohibited to carry mobile phones and other such devices inside the polling stations and within the parameters of 100 meters.