The government has finally slated elections in Gilgit-Baltistan for June 7, said Chief Organizer Pakistan Muslim League (N) for GB Mr. HafIz Hafeez Ur Rehman on Friday. The Chief Election Commissioner for GB, Tahir Ali Shah, has sent a summary in this regard to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for final approval, he said. He added that official announcement in this regard would be made public after approval of the summary by Mr. Sharif.
Meanwhile, preparation of voters list for the elections has kicked off and is expected to be completed in 21 days. Review of the voters list will require additional 10 days. Schedule for the elections will be finalized after review of the voters list.
“Now that the date for elections has been set, debates to conduct elections in Septermber or October shall come to an end,” Mr. Rehman said.