Pakistan

LG Polls: Vote count underway as polling end in Islamabad

Latest Update: November 30, 2015 | 610 Views
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ISLAMABAD: Polling for the local bodies elections ended in Islamabad under strict security, NewsONE reported on Monday.

Polling began at 7:30am early this morning and ended at 5:30pm.

At least 255 candidates are contesting for the posts of chairman while 1,210 candidates are battling for the general seats. Besides this 351 female candidates are competing for the women seats while 248 candidates are in the run for the labour seats.

On the other hand, 230 candidates are contesting for the youth seats while 102 candidates are in the race for the minority’s seats in today’s LB polls.

A total number of 640 polling stations have been established of which 261 are for males and 256 for females. However; 123 polling stations will be shared by both men and women.

Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure free, fair and transparent polling. Six hundred and twenty five Army troops and seven hundred personnel of Rangers along with hundreds of police officials have been deployed in the capital for the purpose.