AJK EC to hold elections on time

Mubashar Naqvi


Azad Jammu and Kashmir Election Commission (AJKEC) on Friday reaffirmed that the body would fulfill its responsibility for holding free, fair and transparent general elections well within time.

According to a Press Release issued by the spokesman of the commission here, the EC is progressively making necessary arrangements for holding upcoming General Election 2021 of the state legislative assembly in pursuant to Article 22(4) of the AJK Interim Constitution 1974 and election laws for the time being in force.

The statement added that general election shall be held within a period of sixty days immediately preceding the day on which five years term of the Assembly is due to expire latest by 29th July 2021.

It further stated that AJKEC has already made necessary preparations including the preparations and printing of electoral rolls of 33 constituencies located within the AJK territory.

“Electoral Rolls for 12 seats of Jammu and Kashmir Refugees settled in Pakistan shall be published in final shape before 31th May 2021.

All necessary arrangements are, therefore, made up for holding of forthcoming General Election 2021 within the Constitutional time-frame”, the spokesman added.

It pointed out that Executive Authorities of Government of AJK have been advised to provide needful administrative, financial and logistic support to the Election Commission on emergent basis as envisaged by the Constitution and Election Laws without any slightest lapse on their part.