| GEO Pakistan|
| Gilgit-Baltistan first EC takes oath|
| Updated at: 2011 PST, Tuesday, October 20, 2009|
GILGIT: Rahim Nawaz Khan Durrani Tuesday took oath as first chief election commissioner of Gilgit-Baltistan administered by Chief Justice of Gilgit-Baltistan, Mohammad Nawaz Abassi.
There are at least 280 candidates left in field for the GB Legislature.
According to the final list issued by the first CEC of Gilgit-Baltistan, the most candidates are participating from LA-14, Ustur-2; only two candidates are taking part from LA-12, Skardu6, which is the least number of participants from a constituency.
MQM and PPP are running in close competition against each other.
A total of 370 nominations were received for 24 seats of Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly out of which 80 candidates have withdrawn.