Polling for Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections will be held tomorrow

Polling for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly elections will be held tomorrow.

The polling process will begin at 0800 hours and it will continue till 5:00 p.m in the evening.

The Election Commission of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has finalized all arrangements to hold free, fair and transparent elections, The Kashmiris living in any city of Pakistan are also eligible to exercise their vote.

More than three point two million registered voters are eligible to exercise their right to vote to elect their representatives for Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly for next term.

There are 45 constituencies including 33 in AJK districts and 12 meant of Jammu and Kashmir refugees settled in various parts of Pakistan.

Five seats are reserved for women and three are meant for the technocrats, one each reserved for overseas Kashmiris and Ulema/Mashaikh and professionals.

The election schedule for 8 reserved seats will be announced after general elections.

Source: Radio Pakistan

People of AJK reject narrative of PML-N: Dr. Firdous

Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir have rejected the narrative of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Friday, she said Kashmir will be made a part of Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The SACM said that the Prime Minister has emerged as an Ambassador of the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by raising voice at every global forum.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Balochistan Govt spending Rs75b every year for development: Kamal

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal says the provincial government is spending 75 billion rupees every year for the development of province.

Speaking at a public gathering at Bela in district Lasbela on Friday, he said we have started development projects in all districts and provincial government has launched health cards in the province to facilitate every family.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Seven killed in Hyderabad transformer blast

Seven out of the eighteen persons injured in the power transformer blast in Latifabad area of Hyderabad last night, died in hospital on Friday.

According to Police, three rickshaws and a motorcycle were also burnt in the explosion.

Meanwhile HESCO’s spokesman in a statement said the transformer exploded due to overloading of power connections.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Flash floods damage 60 houses in D.I. Khan

More than sixty houses have been damaged due to flash floods in Tehsil Kulachi of Dera Ismail Khan district.

According to rescue 1122, people affected from flash floods have been shifted to safe places and dewatering operation is underway in the area.

Source: Radio Pakistan

COVID-19: Govt decides to close educational institutions, marriage halls in Sindh

Sindh government has decided to close educational institutions, marriage halls and other ceremonies in the province from Monday, due to spike in corona cases.

The decision was taken at a meeting of provincial Task Force on Corona in Karachi on Friday, with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair.

It was decided that the examinations in the province would be held as per schedule.

The timing of shopping malls and business markets was also rescheduled, which will now remain opened from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Shrines in the province will also be closed whereas both indoor and outdoor services at restaurants will be banned from Monday.

Fifty percent staff at public and private sector offices will be allowed.

Source: Radio Pakistan