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November 14, 2020

Electioneering ends in Gilgit-Baltistan

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November 14, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Electioneering in Gilgit-Baltistan ends at midnight on Friday as the region will go for polls on Nov 15.

The chief election commissioner said that legal action would be taken against those political leaders and parties for violating the rules. “Allegations of fraud and rigging by leaders of the opposition parties were baseless and it was beyond comprehension to make such allegations in advance,” the commissioner stated. The region's administration said at least 15,900 law enforcement personnel would be deployed for security purposes.

Voting would commence in 23 constituencies on November 15. About 1,160 polling stations and 847 polling booths have been set up, of which 418 had been declared highly sensitive, 311 sensitive and 431 normal. Earlier on November 10, the G-B Supreme Appellate Court suspended a verdict of G-B Chief Court which had ordered lawmakers to leave the region within 72 hours.