AJK Elections: Facts and Figures of important candidates and Seats
MUZAFFARABAD: (APP) More than 400 candidates including sitting Prime Minister, 3 former Prime Ministers, speakers and Ministers have filed their nomination papers for upcoming AJK's general elections.
According to Election Commission, June 16 was the last day for filling of nomination papers while scrutiny will be conducted on Friday, June 17, lists will be displayed on June 18, objections could be filed on June 20 and hearing of the objections will be on June 21 and 22 following the decisions.
In Muzaffarabad, former Prime Minister and opposition leader Raja Farooq Hyder Khan has filed his nomination papers from Legislative Assembly Seat LA 28 Muzaffarabad 5 as Pakistan Muslim League (N) candidate and would be facing Pakistan peoples Party's candidate Sahibzada Ashfaq Zaffar and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI)'s candidate Ch. Ishaq Tahir besides others.
Former Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan filed his nomination papers at Dheerkot (Bagh) from LA 13 Bagh Gharbi while former Prime Minister and PTI chief Barrister Sultan Mehmood filed his nomination papers at Mirpur from LA 3 Mirpur city.
Speaker AJK Legislative Assembly, Sardar Ghulam Sadiq Khan has filed his nomination papers at Hajeera from LA 18 Poonch 2 and would be facing PML (N) candidate Sardar Khan Bhadar Khan and PTI's candidate Abdul Hameed Advocate besides others.
Minister Social Welfare and daughter of AJK,s President, Farzana Yaqoob Khan filed her nomination papers at Rawalakot from LA 19 Poonch 3 and would be facing Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party's head Sardar Khan Ibrahim Khan who is a joint candidate of PML (N) as well from this constituency.
Mushtaq Mehnas, a journalist turned politician, filed his nomination papers at Bagh from LA 14 Wasti Bagh and would be facing PPP's candidate Sardar Qamaruzaman Khan and PTI,s candidate Raja Khursheed Khan besides others.
PML (N) has fielded its candidates on 38 seats out of 41, Pakistan Peoples Party on 39 seats, PTI on 34 seats and Muslim Conference on 26 seats while many independent candidates from each constituency have also filed their nominations besides other smaller parties and groups.