Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government, Election Commission call Pakistan Army troops for conducting general elections

Rawalpindi, July 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):Govt and Election Commission of AJK have requisitioned Pak Army troops for conduct of General Elections scheduled on 21 July 2016, under article 245 of the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and section 4 and 5 of the Antiterrorism Act 1999(XXVll of 1997). Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt. Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal held separate meetings with Chief Election Commissioner and Govt officials of AJK including Chief Secretary and Inspector General Police.

Conduct of elections would remain responsibility of Election Commission and that of law and order with Civil Administration / Police in all 41 constituencies including 12 reserve seats across rest of the country. Army will assist Election Commission AJK in conduct of elections. Army will also assist Govt of AJK in maintenance of law and order by deployment of troops inside and outside the polling stations.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9271605
Fax: +92-51-9271601