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Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Elections – Live Updates 7th June 2015

Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Elections – Live Updates 7th June 2015. Gilgit-Baltistan: In Gilgit-Baltistan, polling for electing new members of legislative assembly will be held on Monday June 8th, 2015. At least 271 candidates of 16 political parties are competing in the elections from 24 constituencies. Among the candidates 24 belong to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), 22 of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), 21 candidates of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI), nine of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), 12 of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) whereas Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) and Islami Tehreek-e-Pakistan has given ticket to 10 candidates each.

Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Elections - Live Updates 7th June 2015

Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Elections – Live Updates 7th June 2015

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 is in progress. Meanwhile, army troops have been deployed in all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan for maintaining peace and security during elections. According to ISPR, the measure has been taken on the requisition of Election Commission and civil administration. It is pertinent to mention here that the total number of voters is 6,18,364 in which 2,88,879 are females and 3,29,475 are male voters.

Besides this 57 polling stations have been established for the voters. The election campaign for the polls ended at midnight. Furthermore, in district Diamir, female voters will use their vote right for the very first time.

Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly LIVE UPDATES:
DATE: June 7th, 2015
12:15am – Gilgit-Baltistan Home Department has banned public gatherings, rallies, display of arms, aerial firing, disputed sloganeering and illegal use of loud speakers in and around the polling stations. 11:55am – Election Commission has dispatched ballot papers to all polling stations under the supervision of Pakistan Army. 11:39am – “We have decided to field candidates in 10 constituencies of G-B,” said a senior JI leader, Advocate Noorul Bari. 11:36am – “Army troops have been requisitioned by the Election Commission of Pakistan and the civil administration,” a short statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

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