AJK Elections 2021: PTI to carry the day, says Shibli Faraz

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

25th Jul, 2021. 12:34 pm
AJK Elections 2021 Shibli Faraz

As the polling for Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly Elections are underway today, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz claimed on Sunday that the PTI will emerge victorious in the AJK polls.

Shibli Faraz said that the “tried and tested” PML-N and PPP have failed and PTI will “carry the day”.

AJK Elections 2021 Polling Underway

The residents of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) have gone to the polls today to elect new members of the region’s Legislative Assembly.

AJK has a total of 32,50,117 registered voters, including 17,8,800 male and 14,68,317 female.

There are 33 electoral constituencies in the ten districts of AJK. While 12 constituencies are kept for Pakistan-based Jammu & Kashmir refugees. Polling stands in all the provinces have been set up for the refugees.

A total of 691 candidates, including 381 belonging to a total of 32 registered political parties and a total of 310 independent candidates, are in the run to win the election for 45 seats.

In Azad Kashmir, 587 candidates are contesting in 33 constituencies while 121 candidates are contesting in 12 constituencies.

A total of 24 women candidates are contesting the elections. PML-N and PTI fielded two women candidates each while the Muslim Conference fielded one woman.

A total of about 43,500 personnel of Azad Kashmir Police, Civil Armed Forces and Army from other provinces will be deployed to maintain law and order in Azad Kashmir elections while the deployment of the Army will be under Quick Reaction Force.

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