Muzzafarabad: Polling officially ended across Azad Jammu and Kashmir at 5pm on Sunday after thousands took part in the elections held under tight security.
The gates of polling stations have closed to new voters, however those already queued inside will be allowed to cast their ballot.
On the other hands counting of votes is underway on 45 seats of the legislative assembly of AJK.
The residents of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) had gone to the polls today to elect new members of the region’s Legislative Assembly.
AJK has a total of 32,50,117 registered voters, including 17,8,800 male and 14,68,317 female.
There are 33 electoral constituencies in the ten districts of AJK. While 12 constituencies are reserved for Pakistan-based Jammu & Kashmir refugees.
Polling booths in all the provinces have been set up for the refugees.
Over 2.8 million voters have been registered in 33 AJK constituencies and 0.4 million in 12 Jammu Kashmir refugees based in various parts of Pakistan.
A total of 691 candidates, including 381 belonging to a total of 32 registered political parties and a total of 310 independent candidates, are in the run to win the election for 45 seats.
The elections are being held under the supervision of AJK Judiciary, Pakistan Army and Rangers with the coordination of the local civil law enforcement institutions.