PaK political parties gear up for general elections
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Muzaffarabad, June 5: Political parties are gearing up for the general elections in Pakistan Administered Kashmir which are scheduled to be held from June 26.
In the 49-member Legislative Body, 41 legislators would be elected directly though secret ballot, whereas, amongst the 8 co-opted members, five seats have been reserved for women and one each for Mushaik (religious scholars), Technocrats and overseas Pakistanis.
According to the Election Commission of PaK, more than two million registered voters will exercise their franchise to elect a Government for the next five-year term. However, the Commission has maintained that the National Identity Card (NIC) was must to ensure voter’s identity.
As countdown for the elections has begun, the mainstream political parties have started to explore possibilities of engaging electoral alliances with like minded forces and formulating strategies to bag maximum seats.
The prominent political parties including Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League (N) AJK Chapter, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu Kashmir Liberation League, MQM, Jammiat Ulema-e-Islam and Jammu Kashmir Peoples’ Party have formally kicked off the electioneering campaign in the region with the candidates increasing their activities in their respective constituencies.
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