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Polling ended for AJK Legislative Assembly elections, vote count underway

Polling ended for AJK Legislative Assembly elections, vote count underway
July 25, 2021

MUZAFFARABAD (92 News) – Polling for AJK Legislative Assembly elections ended at 5pm on Sunday.

In stations where people are lined up inside and have yet to vote, the polling process will continue.

More than three point two million registered voters will exercise their right to vote to elect their representatives for Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly for next term.All out security arrangements have also been made so that voters could cast their vote in a peaceful manner without any fear and pressure.

The Kashmiris living in any city of Pakistan will exercise their vote to choose their candidates on 12 constituencies meant of Jammu and Kashmir refugees settled in various parts of Pakistan.

A total of 587 candidates are contesting the elections in 33 constituencies of Azad Kashmir districts and 121 candidates on 12 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir refugees settled in Pakistan.

Over 40 thousand security personals including PAK Army, FC, Rangers & Police will perform duties to ensure peaceful polling.

5118 polling stations have been set up in all three divisions, Muzaffarabad, Poonch, and Mirpur. Out of the total 830 polling stations are very sensitive while 1269 are sensitive.

Meanwhile, Election Commission has directed commissioners Muzaffarabad, Poonch, and Mirpur Divisions to dispatch presiding officers and other election staff to the polling stations concerned in full security.

Corona related SOPs will also be strictly implemented inside and outside all polling stations in the province.

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