AJK elections 2021: AJK CEC Ensures transparent polling Results
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (r) Abdul Rashid Sulehria has on Sunday said best systems have been put in place to assure fair and transparent elections.
Speaking to media officials today, the AJK CEC said that the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has provided every kind of support for arranging the polls.
He urged the people of Kashmir to use their right to vote. Rashid hoped that turnout to remain more than 56 per cent in today’s elections.
He said the polling staff is fully implementing the election code of conduct and the voters are cooperating with the officials.
Replying to a question he said the team of the Election Commission has been constituted which will visit various polling stations and inspect the polling process.
To another question, he said the voter turnout in today’s elections will be over fifty percent.
“We have the powers and will continue to exercise them,” the AJK CEC further said.
AJK Elections 2021 Polling
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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