GB: (GBLA polls today)

June 6, 2015 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: In Gilgit-Baltistan, polling for electing new members of legislative assembly will be held today (Monday). The election campaign for the polls ended at midnight on Saturday night.

Election Commission has finalized all arrangements to hold elections in free, fair and transparent manner. A total of 272 candidates are in the field against 24 Legislative Assembly seats. Polling will start at 8am and continue till 4pm without any break.

More than 1143 polling stations have been set up where over six lac seventeen hundred registered voters will cast their votes. Meanwhile, army troops have been deployed in all districts of Gilgit-Baltistan for maintaining peace and security during elections.

According to ISPR, the measure has been taken on the requisition of Election Commission and civil administration.