MUZAFFARABAD: The Political Election Commission of Azad Jammu and also Kashmir (AJK) on Monday revealed the timetable for the governmental election in AJK, taking care of Aug 17 for the polling.
According to the timetable, nomination documents for the head of state’s workplace will be submitted before the Principal Political Election Commissioner (CEC) in his workplace in Muzaffarabad from 10am to 12noon on Aug 12, to be scrutinised by the commission the same day.
Withdrawal of election papers can occur up until 11:30 am on August 16 while voting will certainly be held on August 17 from 10am to 2pm.
Before the 13th constitutional modification approved by the PML-N dominated previous setting up in 2018, the electoral college of the AJK president made up the participants of the AJK Legislative Assembly and the AJK Council.
However, while the change removed the Council of its financial and also executive powers, it additionally omitted the 6 indirectly elected council members from the president’s selecting university.
Ultimately, the brand-new ceremonial head of the state will certainly be elected on Aug 17 only by the Assembly members, two of whom are yet to take oath of office.
AJK Council polls
On the other hand, on Monday the Election Payment likewise revealed timetable for the election of four vacant seats of the AJK Council.
These seats had dropped uninhabited in May this year after the expiration of the five-year term of Pervaiz Malick, Akhtar Pervez Awan, Mir Mohammad Younis as well as Mukhtar Abbasi.
The council members are chosen by the AJK Assembly members in accordance with the system of proportional representation through the single transferable vote.
According to the schedule, election papers will be submitted before the returning policeman on Aug 14, from 9am to 2pm while scrutiny of nominations will certainly be held the same day after 2pm.
Appeals against approval or denial of nomination documents can be filed in the election payment in between 9am and also 12:30 pm on Aug 16, which will certainly be heard between 9am and 12:30 pm on Aug 21 and decisions will certainly be announced the very same day in between 1pm and 4pm.
Prospects can withdraw their nominations prior to 11:30 am on Aug 22 following which the last list of the contesting prospects will be published prior to 2pm.
Ballot will certainly be hung on Aug 23 in the assembly hall in between 10am as well as 2pm and also checking of votes will begin promptly after the close of polling.