AJK Elections: PM Imran to address rallies in Tarar Khal, Kotli tomorrow

PM Imran to address rally in Tarar Khal, Kotli tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay a day-long visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow [Friday] where he will address public gatherings.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill, in a tweet, announced that the premier will address gatherings at Tarar Khal and Kotli, where he will highlight the goals of development achieved by his government during last three years.

Five important parties, as well as other political groups, have nominated candidates for almost all the 45 constituencies of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJKLA) in the July 25 general elections.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has fielded its nominees for all the seats while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have put up candidates in 44 constituencies each.

The All J&K Muslim Conference and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) have awarded tickets to their representatives on 42 and 40 constituencies respectively. The federal government proscribed the TLP in April this year under the Anti-Terrorism Act for its violent activities but has not got it de-registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The main contest is likely to take place among the cardholders of the major political parties. However, independents, given their influence in certain areas, are also likely to make it to the AJKLA.