Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Election Commission on Sunday issued a final list of contesting candidates for the upcoming general elections of 45 legislative Assembly general seats which was going to be held on July 25 after the last date fixed for withdrawal of nomination papers here. According to the final list, a total of 701 candidates were in the running for 45 general seats including 579 for 33 constituencies within the territorial limits of AJK and 122 for 12 refugee constituencies comprising four provinces of Pakistan. In four constituencies of district Mirpur, a total of 95 candidates filed nomination papers out of which 88 were declared correct after the scrutiny and now 80 were in the contest as eight withdrew their nomination before the last date. In three constituencies of Bhimber district, 63 candidates filed nomination papers, 61 were accepted after scrutiny and 53 were in run after withdrawal. Likewise, 153 nomination papers were filed in 6 constituencies of Kotli district out of which 147 accepted and 104 were in contest after withdrawal of the rest of the candidates. The final list showed that 112 candidates filed nomination papers in 4 constituencies of Bagh District out of which 110 were accepted and 76 left in the contest after withdrawal. In seven constituencies of district Poonch cum Sudhanoti, 151 candidates filed nomination papers,148 accepted and 114 remained in the contest at the last date of withdrawal.