Polling time not to be extended: CEC

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MUZAFFARABAD, July 21 (APP):Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Azad Jammu and Kashmir Justice Ghulam Mustafa Mughal Thursday said the polling time would not be extended.

However, he said the voters present in the premises of polling stations at the closing time would be allowed to cast their vote. As per the announced schedule, the polling that started at 8 am will continue till 5 pm without any break.

He was talking to media during his visit to different polling stations of district Muzaffarabad.

He expressed satisfaction over the smooth and timely start of the election process.

The CEC said adequate measures were in place to ensure transparency in the election process and ruled out any possibility of bogus votes, saying “there is no question of bogus voting.”

The commissioner is also scheduled to visit the divisional headquarters of Mirpur and Poonch (Rawalakot) to review the election process.