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    SKARDU: The election campaign for election of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly has come to an end on Tuesday midnight.

    In regional elections 265 candidates, including 99 from various political parties and 165 independents, contesting for 24 seats. Polling will be held in 23 constituencies as the election in LF-19 district Ghizir was postponed for two months due to the demise of MQM candidate Sher Bahadur.  Security has been stepped up in the region for the election. The administration has deployed 6000 policemen, 450 scouts and FC personnel for the election security, regional home secretary Capt. Usman Younus said. Two battalions of troops could also be mobilized for the elections, if needed, he added

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