MUZAFFARABAD: All arrangements have been made to conduct the first phase of local government elections in Muzaffarabad division of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Sunday, officials said.

Due to unavailability of additional security personnel from the federal government, the election commission had decided a week earlier to conduct local government polls in three phases. Polling in Muzaffarabad division will be held on Nov 27 (Sunday).

Commissioner Masoodur Rehman at a presser here on Friday gave details of the arrangements for the upcoming polls. The commissioner said peace and coordination committees comprising local people and officials had been constituted to maintain harmony during the polling. He said 7,785 polling staff had been deputed at 1,323 polling stations.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2022

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