MUZAFFARABAD: More than 80,000 residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) have obtained new computerised national identity cards (CNIC) to cast ballots for the first time in the forthcoming general elections of 2016. Sources said that the delimitations of 41 constituencies have been completed and any objection and complaint in this regard can be submitted in the office of Election Commission secretary till April 25. The sources added that the complaints against the delimitations of Muzaffarabad, Neelum and Hattian Bala constituencies would be heard on April 27 while objections against Mirpur, Bhimber and Kotli districts would be addressed on April 28. The sources further said that NADRA-verified electoral lists would be considered final as per the agreement signed by the law department on behalf of AJK government with NADRA.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2016.