Army help not required in elections, says caretaker GB chief minister

Gilgit-Baltistan Caretaker Chief Minister Mir Afzal on Friday said help would not be taken from the Pakistan Army in the upcoming elections for the Legislative Assembly.

Elections on the 24 general seats of the GB Legislative Assembly will be held on Nov 15, according to a notification signed by President Arif Alvi last month.

In a press conference on Friday, Afzal said help would only be taken from police and paramilitary forces during the elections.

“We will prove that police and paramilitary forces have full capability to help with conducting the elections,” he said.

Khan too said that the army would only be posted at sensitive polling stations. “Arrangements for the elections are being made according to the coronavirus situation,” he added.