ISLAMABAD: The polling stations at various places turned into a battlefield as supporters of different participating candidates clashed with each other during voting time for first phase of local government elections in Punjab and Sindh.
According to details, Fawara Chowk polling station number 11 in Gujrat closed after brawl between PTI supporters and police over forged votes. Election staff was seen helpless.
The local presiding officer did not confirm either the person identified as Shahid Iqbal was casting vote on fake CNIC.
Separately in Kasur, polling temporarily stopped after devotees of two independent candidates scuffled inside polling station Nathuwala in UC-8 of Kasur.
Meanwhile, quarrel between two groups left two injured in polling station no. 182 in Khanpur area of Shikarpur whereas as many as three peopel sustained injuries in clash between rival groups in Union Council Loghi s polling station 102 in Jacobabad.
Polling halted in UC-10 station of Kamil Muqsi in Sukkur as residents protested against their votes being transferred to another location. Rangers personnel were also called on to take control of the intensifying situation in UC-17 New Pind.
On the other hand, a scuffle broke out between the workers of PPP and JUI-F as electoral symbol of PPP candidate went missing in Ward No. 4 of UC Aitebar Khan in Shahdad Goth.
Further, two injured in fray between supporters of two political parties in Khairpur while polling suspended for an hour after PTI and independent candidates alleged PML-N of rigging at polling station Zaffar village in US-144 of Kot Radha Kishan.