Local govt by-polls: Vote count underway as polling concludes in Sindh, K-P

Polling process begun at 9am and concluded at 4pm


News Desk/Mureeb Mohammad December 23, 2018
Polling process will conclude at 5 pm today. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The polling for local bodies by-elections in Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa concluded and vote count is underway on Sunday evening.

In the southeast province, six district municipal corporations and 22 district council seats are up for grabs while the northwestern province is holding by-elections for 52 district council, 32 town and tehsil council and 54 village and neighbourhood council seats.

Vacant seats : Local government by-polls today

The total number of seats rounds off to 28 in Sindh and 138 in K-P.

Workers of two political parties clashed and exchanged fire at a polling station Mardan.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had finalised the arrangements prior to the elections, ballot papers and election material were provided to the presiding officer prior to the polls.

Political parties such as Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Muttahida Qoumi Movement - Pakistan (MQM-P), Awami National Party (ANP) and Jamaat-e-Islaami (JI) are in the running.

Sindh

At least 105 candidates are contesting district municipal corporation and district councils in Karachi. There are 183 candidates in the run for 24 local bodies seats that include 8 seats of District Malir, 6 seats of District South, 4 seats of each District West and District Central and one seat each in District Korangi and District East.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

As many as, 1.5 million voters are exercising their right to vote - out of which 6,77,955 are women and 8,92,438 are men.  A total of 1,255 polling stations have been set up among which 447 are for males and 387 are for females and 421 are combined polling stations. Overall 3,685 polling booths have been set up out of which 2,086 for men 1,599 for women.

PHOTO: EXPRESS PHOTO: EXPRESS

Use of mobile phones inside polling stations is prohibited. Complaints can be registered on telephone number 091-9222540 an 091-9222549.

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