MIRPUR (AJK) , (Pakistan Point news - APP - 21th july, 2016): Counting of votes began soon after the polling to general elections 2016 completed by the stipulated time on Thursday. The authorized polling staff started the counting of the votes at their respective polling stations in presence of the authorized polling agents of the candidates soon after the stipulated time of 5.00 p.m. The polling started at 8.00 a.m and continued till 5.
00 p.m without any break. The polling bags of the counted votes were later dispatched to the concerned returning officers of the concerned constituencies under the heavy security cover of the army and the policemen. The process of the arrival of the bags of the counted votes from the polling stations to the concerned returning officers for onward moving to the concerned District Returning Officers was underway till the last reports came in.
It took some time in traveling of the counted votes from certain polling stations, set up at far flung and remote mountainous areas, to the concerned offices of the Returning Officers. At the same time the supporters of the prospective winning candidates started celebrating the expected victory of their respective candidates by taking out procession as soon as the counting of the votes completed gradually. The reign of the processions by the jubilant supporters and workers of the prospective winning political parties' candidates was going on - rather increasing in various AJK cities including Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimber districts in Mirpur division The counting of votes in all Constituencies is expected to be completed by Thursday midnight, according to the AJK Election Commission sources.