AJK polls will be held under army supervision: CEC

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Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal has said that the upcoming general elections in Azad Kashmir will be held under supervision of Pakistan Army to ensure transparency and fairness.

Addressing a news conference here on Saturday, Mughal said the commission had decided to get prepared new voters lists by its own employees rather than using NADRA due to constraint of resources. These electoral rolls would be completed between March 5 and March 20, he added.

According to the election commissioner, every citizen attaining the age of 18 on March 20 will be enrolled as voter and the vote shall be registered only on permanent address of the voter to avoid double registration.

Mughal said there should be a ban on big rallies and public gatherings during the election campaign to minimise expenditures of candidates, adding that they had been barred from carrying out rallies at the time of filling of the nomination papers.