LG polls in KP concluded, counting begins

PESHAWAR: Counting of vote began after polling for Local Government (LG) elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) ended on Saturday evening.


During the day, workers of the political parties clashed at various polling stations in Peshawar, Mardan, Malakand, Swat and Nowshera districts.

There are reports that women were barred from entering the polling stations to cast their votes.

“Women belonging to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) are only being allowed to enter the polling stations,” a lady worker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) alleged.

Polling could not be started on time at various polling stations.

Wrong voting symbols were also printed on several ballot papers, which added suffering and misery of the contestants.

Over 84,000 candidates contested for 41,000 seats in elections.

Over 13,000,000 registered voters in the province comprise 7,494,000 male voters and 5,638,000 female voters.

According to election commission authorities, there were 84,420 candidates in the fray for 41,762 seats. Around 11,200 polling stations were set up across the province. Of them, 2,837 were declared highly sensitive.


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