Enthusiasm of GB's people a testament to their commitment to democracy: Bilawal

Enthusiasm of GB’s people a testament to their commitment to democracy: Bilawal

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Islamabad:  Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Sunday said that enthusiasm of people of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) during election day is a testament to their commitment to democracy.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in a tweet, lauded people for actively participating in the voting process and while urging the election commission to ensure that every vote is casted and counted, said that the commission must not fail the people.

On the other hand, Raja Shehbaz Khan, Chief Election Commissioner of Gilgit-Baltistan, visited the central control room established to monitor the general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, The government is satisfied with the performance of the polls.

What I want to mention here is that under strict security conditions, voting for the Gilgit-Baltistan parliamentary election is underway. There are currently more than 330 candidates running, including some political leaders.

As many as 126,997 new voters will vote in the Gilgit-Baltistan election.

A district wise voter list has been issued from Election Commission of GB, which showed that in election 2015, total numbers of voters were 618,364. In 2020, total registered voters are 745,361, which shows that 126997 fresh voters will poll their votes in favor of their candidates in upcoming general election of GB.

Overall District Diamer GB has more voters with a figure of 119452 than other districts of GB. While, district Nagir of GB has less voters among other districts of GB with a total figure of 37172 voters.

A total of 1,160 polling stations have been set up for GB elections, out of which 311 polling stations have been declared sensitive and 428 have been declared highly sensitive.

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