A person casts his vote in an election. Photograph: File

The Ministry of Inside  greenlighted the AJK Election Fee’s request for deployment of Rangers for the July 25 Legislative Meeting polls.

A press launch issued by the ministry mentioned that the AJK chief election commissioner in a letter had requested the deployment of Rangers for safety.

The ministry mentioned that the letter was forwarded to Minister for Inside Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and he accredited the deployment of the paramilitary troops.

“Rangers will present safety for the AJK Legislative Meeting elections on July 25 and personnel can be supplied to the AJK authorities as per their requirement,” mentioned the notification.

AJK legislative meeting polls set for July 25

The 11th Common Elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir might be held on July 25, the area’s election fee had introduced earlier this month.

In accordance with the schedule introduced by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Abdul Rasheed Sulehria, the nomination papers might be filed by the candidates earlier than the returning officers on or earlier than June 6 up until 4pm whereas the scrutiny of nomination papers might be carried out the very subsequent day am onwards and the lists of validly nominated candidates might be publicised on the identical day.

The final date for submitting appeals earlier than the election fee in opposition to the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers by returning officers has been fastened for June 27 earlier than 2pm, whereas the listening to of appeals might be carried out from June 28 to 29, with the choices introduced on June 30 and July 1.

July 2 has been fastened because the final date for withdrawal of nomination papers by the candidates and the checklist of contesting candidates might be publicised on July 3, the chief election commissioner mentioned.

Election symbols to events and candidates might be allotted on July four earlier than 2pm and the ultimate checklist of contesting candidates with election symbols might be publicised on the identical day, whereas polling might be carried out on July 25 from 8am to 5pm.

The chief election commissioner additionally introduced a code of conduct for contesting events and candidates, permitting them just one massive public gathering in every constituency. Big banners, placards and posters have been banned.

He mentioned the restrict of election expenditures had been fastened at Rs5 million for every candidate and the candidates will file the main points of expenditures earlier than the election commissioner which he mentioned was empowered to take motion in opposition to spending above the fastened restrict.

Sulehria mentioned with the announcement of the schedule, a ban had been imposed on all varieties of appointments, transfers and postings, announcement, and implementation of recent growth schemes by the federal government.

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