Sunday, June 26, 2011

Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly polls today

About 2.9 million voters will elect their representative MLAs in 38 of the 41 constituencies of Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly today.

The polling in 3 constituencies for Kashmiri refugees in Pakistan has been postponed because of security concerns and in the wake of allegations about registration of bogus voters.

The MQM has boycotted of the elections in protest against the postponement of polls in two constituencies currently represented by its workers.

The Election Commission (EC)withdrew late on Saturday night a notification issued earlier directing presiding officers to issue ballot papers to only those voters who could produce their original CNIC and proof of being a permanent resident of the constituency.