MUZZAFARABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) took the lead in the Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
A total of 423 candidates contested 41 seats to be filled on the basis of direct adult franchise. Out of these, 29 seats are meant for all 10 districts of AJK and 12 are meant for Pakistan-based refugees from Kashmir valley and Jammu & others.
According to the AJK Election Commission, there were 26,74,586 registered voters in all 29 constituencies of AJK’s ten districts, including 12,28,930 male and 10,06,772 female voters.
Pakistan-based J&K refugees also form a significant portion of the electoral rolls with 4,38884 registered voters including 2,54,817 male and 1,84,067 female in 12 constituencies.
The election commission established as many as 5,429 polling stations with 8,008 booths in all 41 constituencies.
The elections were held under the supervision of Pakistan Army and Rangers with the coordination of the local civilian law enforcement agencies including the AJK police, the Punjab and KP police and the Frontier Constabulary.