LG by-polls held peacefully in four districts

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the province


APP September 28, 2022

QUETTA:

Polling for the local government (LG) by-elections in four districts of Balochistan completed peacefully, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Spokesman Naeem Ahmed said.

The spokesman told APP that amid tight security, polling in 57 wards of Musakhail, Mastung, Duki and Loralai districts started at 8 am and continued uninterrupted till 5 pm.

No untoward incident was reported from any part of the province, he added.

The ECP had set the date of August 28 for the by-polls in these districts but it was changed due to floods and heavy rains across the province.

The spokesman said the polling was held in the 28 wards of four union councils of Musakhail district, six wards of two union councils of Duki district, 22 wards of four union councils of Mastung district, and one ward of Loralai district’s one union council.

In this regard, a total of 59 polling stations were established in all the constituencies, Naeem Ahmed said, adding 59 presiding officers, 147 assistant presiding officers and 147 polling officers were tasked to ensure peaceful conduct of the elections being contested by 223 candidates.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2022.

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