Postponed LG polls: Vote count underway in Sindh, Punjab


KARACHI: Polling for the postponed local bodies elections ended in Sindh and Punjab under strict security, NewsONE reported on Wednesday.


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

Voting for chairman in Sialkot’s UC-24 and two Councillors in UC-2 held. The election in both UCs could not be convened owing to the candidates’ death.

Similarly, the vote was postponed in Bahawalpur’s UC-10 owing to the death of vice chairman candidate. Meantime, members of three district councils would be elected today.

The LG polls held in Dera Ghazi Khan, Lodran, Mandi Bahaud Din, Faisalabad, Multan, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Sheikhupura.

The local government elections in 345 constituencies of Sindh including one union committee of Karachi East that were postponed earlier were held today.

It should be mentioned here that the elections were held on those seats where election proceedings for Local Government Elections-2015 were postponed either due to death of candidate or pursuant to court orders.

According to the Provincial Election Commission, Sindh, a total of 577 polling stations has been established for polling in 345 constituencies.

The elections were held on 44 seats of union councils, 129 seats of wards members, 35 members district council, 65 chairman and vice chairman seats, six town committees and five municipal committees.

The polling was held on eight seats of UCs and eight DCs of Naushero Feroze, one UC and one DC of Hyderabad, four UCs and four DCs of Jamshoro, one UC of Dadu, four UCs and four DCs of Tando Allahyar, eight UCs and seven DCs of Mirpurkhas, seven UCs of Tharparkar, one UC of Umerkot and two UCs of Sujawal.

The Provincial Election Commissioner had set up complaint cells in his office for receiving complaints pertaining to the polls.