All arrangements are in place in Gilgit-Baltistan for electing new members of legislative assembly on today. At least 271 candidates of 16 political parties are competing in the elections from 24 constituencies. All the major political parties including PML N, PTI, PPP, MQM, APML, JUI, and others have given tickets to their candidates to contest in the elections.
Election Commission has finalized all arrangements to hold elections in free, fair and transparent manner whereas the delivery of election material to the polling stations was completed on Sunday. The election campaign for the polls ended at midnight on Saturday night. The Election Commission has finalized all arrangements to hold elections in free, fair and transparent manner.
It has been witnessed in the recent local body elections of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that few political parties were raising voices against the alleged rigging in the polls. Most of the political parties have put blame on Election Commission for mismanagement. In such a scenario responsibilities of Election Commission for holding free and fair elections has been increased and they need to make unprecedented efforts to fulfill their job.
It is a good omen that law enforcing agencies have finalized fool proof security to tackle any untoward incident. Comprehensive security plan devised to maintain peace & order during Gilgit-Baltistan elections while Pak Army in collaboration with other enforcement agencies put on high alert to avoid any untoward situation.
According to police sources, 48 polling stations were declared most sensitive, 77 sensitive, 83 normal, while 2000 personnel of Pak Army and 1800 cops of police were deputed to maintain law & order during the elections. In such a sensitive situation, responsibilities of law enforcing agencies have increased manifold, all the possible measures must be taken to avoid in infamous incident.
It is encouraging news that in district Diamir female voters will be using their right to vote for the very first time. 6,18,364 registered voters, in which 2,88,879 are females and 3,29,475 are male voters will be casting votes.