Elections in Hunza are finally set to be held tomorrow after getting postponed thrice. According to a statement issued by election commission of Gilgit-Baltistan, polling for Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly seat from Hunza will be held on 10th September. Security forces including police and Gilgit-Baltistan Scout have been called to maintain peace during the election process.
GBLA-6 seat was vacation after the winner of general elections Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan was promoted to the position of Governor Gilgit-Baltistan. Ever since, the by-elections have been postponed thrice due to various reasons. However, election commission has ensured to carry out elections on the vacant seat this time.
Shah Saleem Khan of PMLN, son of Governor Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Akhon Bai of Awami Workers Party – AWP, independent candidate Col. Ubaid Ullah Baig and independent candidate Naiknaam Karim are expected to have close contest. Other contenders for by-elections include Aziz of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and former speaker GBLA Wazir Baig.