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People of GB exercising their democratic right to vote for bright future: Shibli


Islamabad: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Sunday said that the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, with the power of their vote, will reject the incompetents imposed on them for a decade, because their priority has never been the welfare of the people.

He said in a tweet on Sunday that today, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan are exercising their democratic rights to vote for their bright future. Their enthusiasm shows that they desire change.

What needs to be mentioned here is that under the dire security situation, the Gilgit-Baltistan parliament is voting on Sunday. 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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