AJK by-polls: Voting underway for Mirpur, Kotli seats

Voting is underway for Mirpur, Kotli seats in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: file
Voting is underway for Mirpur, Kotli seats in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: file  

MIRPUR: Voting for 2 seats of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly is easily underway amid strict safety measures.

The polling course of started at 8am and is anticipated to proceed until  5pm with none pause. Various political events have locked horns to sway the voters to their trigger within the by-elections at this time.

People are exercising their proper to vote within the LA-3 Mirpur and LA-12 Kotli Charhoi constituencies in Azad Kashmir’s Mirpur district.

The LA-Three grew to become vacant after PTI’s Barrister Sultan Mahmood was sworn in as AJK president whereas the LA-12 fell vacant after PPP’s Chaudhry Mohammad Yasin, who had received from two constituencies of Kotli district, retained his membership from the opposite seat.

In the LA-12 constituency, 198 polling stations have been established for 106,428 registered voters. Out of those, 101 have been declared extremely delicate and 36 as delicate. As many as 14 candidates are contesting elections from this constituency.

Strict safety measures have been taken within the constituency to make sure elections are held peacefully. Army troops have been deployed within the space; the military will act as a fast response drive when wanted.

Authorities have arrange 148 polling stations for 85,917 registered voters within the LA-Three concurrency.

A troublesome competitors is anticipated between the PML-N’s Chaudhry Muhammad Saeed, the PTI’s Yasir Sultan Chaudhry and the PPP’s Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf within the constituency.  


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