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Polling underway for LG elections in Sindh

A citizen imprints his thumb impression on a poll e-book throughout polls. — AFP/file

KARACHI: With a couple of incidents of violence and clashes among the many employees of various political events, voting is underway right this moment (Sunday) for the primary section of native authorities elections in 14 districts from 4 divisions of Sindh.

The polling started at 8am and can proceed till 5pm with none pause.

The 14 districts of Sindh embody Larkana, Kambar-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Naushehro Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkar.

Elections in the remainder of the districts of Sindh shall be held on July 24, The Information reported.

A minimum of 21,298 candidates are within the discipline towards 6,277 seats of 101 city committees, 23 municipal committees, 14 district councils, 4 municipal firms, eleven city municipal firms and 887 union councils and union committees.

Election postponed in few wards over misprinting

The native physique elections had been postponed in a couple of wards because of misprinting (typographical error) of the names of candidates within the poll papers, confirmed a spokesperson of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP).

He maintained that the ECP will challenge a brand new schedule for elections on the seats. The spokesperson stated that the ECP has launched an inquiry on this regard.

Candidates stage protest

In the meantime, a number of candidates in Nawabshah staged protests over misprinting of election symbols within the poll papers. A TLP candidate was of the view that he was allotted the image of a “crane” but it surely was printed as a “queen” within the poll papers. The presiding officer stopped the voting course of on the seat.

It’s pertinent to say right here that the election fee has established 9,023 polling stations, together with 1,895 for ladies, to facilitate over 11 million registered voters.

In accordance with a spokesperson of the ECP, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja is monitoring the polling course of within the province.

In the meantime, monitoring cells have been established in Islamabad and on the workplace of the Sindh election commissioner to make sure clear elections, the spokesperson added.

Along with this, at the least 1,985 polling stations have been declared extremely delicate and three,448 delicate. Paramilitary Rangers and police have been deployed at 2,980 extremely delicate polling stations throughout the province.

CCTV cameras have been put in on the most delicate polling stations.

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