The administration of Gilgit Baltistan has declared 418 polling stations declared highly sensitive for legislative assembly elections.
According to Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Faraq, the total number of polling stations in the province is 1161. The total number of female polling stations is 368 while the number of male polling stations is 364. According to the Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesman, 418 polling stations have been declared highly sensitive and 311 less sensitive.
According to the spokesperson, 4,016 GB police personnel, 3,000 Punjab police personnel, 2,000 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police personnel and 500 Sindh police personnel will provide security for the elections. Police troops from all four provinces have also reached Gilgit-Baltistan for election duty.
According to the Gilgit-Baltistan government spokesperson, 200 Balochistan Police personnel, 1700 Pak Rangers, 965 GB Scouts and 1100 FC security personnel will be on election duty.
It is pertinent to mention here that today is the last day of the election campaign in Gilgit-Baltistan. All election activities will be closed at midnight.
At least 330 candidates will contest this ballot exercise for the 33-member GB Assembly. GB has 24 constituencies and its assembly has 33 seats. More than 700,000 voters will exercise their right of franchise elect 24 candidates in Gilgit-Baltistan elections 2020.
The Legislative Assembly of GB is an elected body that has the power to legislate on 61 subjects, including land revenue, and administrative courts.
The Assembly also votes on the annual budget of the GB Consolidated Fund. The tenure of the GB Legislative Assembly is five years, however, it may be dissolved earlier by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister.