AJK elections: Army troops will be deployed inside and outside polling stations

Elections in the valley will be held on Thursday, July 21

News Desk July 19, 2016
In this file photo, a Pakistan Army soldier stands guard as a presiding officer in NA-254 Korangi, Karachi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Pakistan Army was requisitioned in Azad Kashmir on Tuesday to conduct the July 21 general elections on the request of the government and the AJK Election Commission.

After separate meetings, "it was decided the army will be deployed to provide security under Article 245 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Section 4 and 5 of the Antiterrorism Act 1999(XXVll of 1997)," said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement on Tuesday.

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Elections in the valley will be held in 41 constituencies on Thursday.

The troops will assist the election commission conduct of the polls, as well as facilitate the government in maintaining law and order by deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations.


Sunil | 6 years ago | Reply All the electoral candidates are from Punjab province? No Kashmiri is standing for elections? Kashmiris under Pakistan, have to sign allegiance of patriotism to stand for elections, that is why army is being deployed.
Pakistan | 6 years ago | Reply Out of sheer bad nature PML N will do every thing to rig election in Azad J&K. In the 2013 elections Army did not make an impression and PML N did rigging at will. This was because the persons including Officers did not have a clue of what was going on. By now they must have acquired necessary knowledge of tricks of Noon League rigging. This must not be allowed otherwise there will be virtual civil war situation and this is the agenda of Nawaz Sharif to create chaos and then leave. Remember Indian investors working against our national interests want results now.
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