In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, local government elections will be held on party basis in all districts. This was announced by the Chief Election Commissioner AJK Justice (Retd) Abdur Rashid Sulehriya at a news conference in Muzaffarabad on Tuesday).
He said all arrangements for holding local government elections in a free, fair, and transparent manner have been finalized. He said a 12.5 percent quota has been allocated for women and every local council will have at least two seats each for women and youth.
The AJK Chief Election Commissioner said that final polling scheme will be issued on 15th August. He said the number of union councils is 2080, members of district council 280, members of municipal corporation council 133, members municipal commit 77, and members of town committee 53.—APP