The folks of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will go to the polls on July 25 to elect new members to the area’s Legislative Meeting.
AJK has a system of its personal and right here’s what you must find out about the way it works.
Like Pakistan, the area has a parliamentary type of authorities with a president, prime minister, supreme courtroom, excessive courtroom and an unbiased election fee.
Nevertheless, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, that’s Imran Khan, is the very best workplace holder of the area because the chairman of the Kashmir Council.
The legislative meeting consists of 53 members, out of which 33 are instantly elected from the ten districts of AJK. However, 12 seats can be found for the Kashmiri refugees dwelling within the 4 provinces of Pakistan.
The meeting additionally has a single seat for abroad Kashmiris and 5 seats reserved for girls. In the meantime, one seat is reserved for Ulema-e-Din or Mashaikh and one for a technocrat.
What’s attention-grabbing to notice is that the political course of in AJK has continued regardless of the martial legal guidelines imposed in Pakistan. The governance of the area additionally stays undisturbed if a rival political social gathering has a federal authorities in Pakistan.
The polls of the area are additionally watched internationally because the polls in AJK are in contrast with the elections held in occupied Kashmir. This was the primary cause that in 2006, EU observers have been current to supervise the election in AJK.
This yr, 32 events together with the AJK chapters of mainstream Pakistani political events are taking part within the elections.
The area has 3.2 million voters, out of which 1.75 million are male and 1.46 million are feminine.