Pakistan

Tough contest likely as AJK prepares to go into polls tomorrow

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MUZAFFARABAD: All eyes on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) as Pakistan’s top three political parties gear up to enter into general elections on Thursday amid tight security arrangements under the Pakistan army.

Experts are anticipating a close competition during general elections in the AJK between Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on 41 seats of the AJK Legislative Assembly

During the nerve-wracking days of the election campaign that ended on Tuesday; the three political parties took help from various pledges and claims to woo their voters that tend to change the state of the people in AJK.

However, which party did the best and which one failed badly would be revealed through their vote banks tomorrow.

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PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has already warned that is the Azad Kashmir elections were rigged; his party would go for such a massive protest that people would forget the 2014 protest march of PTI.

On the other hand, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to end corruption from Kashmir if his party comes into power as a result of tomorrow’s elections.

He said, the process eliminating corruption from the country would begin from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and added that his party would call a street protest if he failed to satisfy the opposition over Panama Leaks Scandal.

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PML-N, PPP and PTI would engage in a fierce contest with some 423 candidates during the general elections in the semi-autonomous region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Chief of the Election Commission in Azad Kashmir, Ghulam Mustafa Mughal said all political parties must refrain from violating law and order during the AJK Legislative Assembly polls.

Mughal added that foolproof security arrangements have been made for the polling day along with the Pakistan army.

Pakistan army would be assisting AJK Election Commission in holding free and fair elections on Thursday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), armed forces would be deployed in and outside of the stations during polls.

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