• All set for elections in Gilgit-Baltistan

    With deployment of military personnel for security duties, authorities have finalised arrangements to hold elections of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly on Monday.

    Public holiday has been announced in the region for June 8 elections going to be held in 24 constituencies of the region.

    According to sources, army personnel have been deployed in different areas and ballot papers have been distributed among Returning Officers (ROs).

    With 268 contestants in the fray, tough competition is expected between candidates of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

    Out of 1143, at least 282 polling stations have been declared ‘sensitive’. The polling will start at 8am and will continue till 4pm.

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