Gilgit-Baltistan: Despite the severe weather conditions, polling for the Legislative Assembly elections is underway in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Polling in 23 of the 24 seats in Gilgit-Baltistan is under way along with cold and snowy in many areas, but the political temperature is at its peak.
The total number of registered voters in Gilgit-Baltistan is 7 lakh 45 thousand 361. Of these, 435,000 are male voters while the number of female voters is around 340,000.
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) along with several other parties are also contesting the Gilgit-Baltistan elections.
Although independent candidates are also in the fray, political pundits say a close race is expected in the PTI, PML-N and PPP.
Voting in Gilgit-Baltistan started at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm.