KARACHI: voting was ongoing for two Azad Jammu and Kashmir governmental Assembly seats — LA-30 Jammu and LA-36 Kashmir Valley-I — in Karachi on Wednesday, our correspondent.
Voting generate at 8am and is listed to carry on until 5pm without any split.
Originally, voting in Karachi was to be detained at the same time with the general election in Azad Jammu and Kashmir on June 26 but it was postponed a day earlier owing to what the Sindh government drawing as a law and order situation not favorable to the progression in Karachi.
There are no less than 23 candidates in the run — 12 vying for the LA-30 seat and another 11 for the LA-36 seat.
In LA-30 Jammu voters, there are 12 candidates in the run: Mohammad Tahir Khokhar of the MQM, Sardar Maqsood-uz-Zaman Khan of the PPP (retired), Sardar Abdul Rashid Dar of the AJK Muslim consultation (retired) and Abdul Rashid Mirza of the PML-N and independent compititor Aftab Ahmad, Javed Iqbal, Syed Shahzad Gilani, Abdul Hameed, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Maroof Hussain, Malik Majid and Nadeem Ahmed. The LA-30 voters is extend over Karachi West (5,557 voters), Karachi South (4,412 voters), Karachi East (10,514 voters), Karachi Central (4,180 voters) and Malir (29,861 voters).
In LA-36, there are 11 competitors in the field: Mohammad Saleem Butt of the MQM, Mohammad Iqbal Kashmiri of the PPP (retired), Said Hameed Abbasi of the Muslim Conference (retired) and seven independent voters Khwaja Ghulam Rasool, Shabbir Ahmad Khan, Abdul Hafeez Butt, Abdul Rehman, Ghulam Nabi Kashmiri, Mukhtar Lon, Nazeer Ahmed Butt and Yasmin Butt.
The constituency is extend over Karachi (East, West, Central, South and Malir districts), Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Thatta and Quetta.