The initial stage of elections in 33 constituencies of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) started on Sunday with greater than 27,000 government employees readied to exercise their right to vote.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has actually proclaimed the offices of the returning police officers (ROs) as the polling stations.
The government police officers deputed to meet their electoral duties have actually been routed to cast their ballot at the ballot terminals developed by the ROs of their corresponding constituencies.
Some 5,114 presiding policemans, 7,336 polling police officers as well as 14,672 ballot aides will certainly be casting their ballots today.
Perched in soaring hills, the beautiful city of Muzaffarabad, resources of Azad Jammu as well as Kashmir (AJK), is adorned with signboards, banners and pictures of leaders and also prospects, according to a report.
The election fever has taken control of the area, which is going to choose regional setting up on July 25.
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Over 3.2 million voters will certainly choose a 53-member assembly for a five-year term. Out of 53 seats, 45 are general, while 8 are booked for women, technocrats and also spiritual scholars.
The city situated at the assemblage of Neelam as well as Jhelum rivers searches in a celebration state of mind, with passionate lobbyists of different political events roaming about with flags and also banners to show their prowess.
There is a cheery consider the city’s well-known Azaadi Chowk (flexibility roundabout) – a replica of historic Lal Chowk (Red Square) located 125 kilometres away across the Line of Control (LoC) in Srinagar, the capital of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and also Kashmir (IIOJK).
Life-size billboards, posters and also banners have also overtaken the capital’s major Chattar chowk near the parliament building.
Homeowners in small villages along the 57km Srinagar road along the banks of Jhelum River leads to the heavily militarised LoC– a de facto border that separates the region in between nuclear-armed India and also Pakistan.