• Sun. Mar 12th, 2023

Much-delayed LG polls kick off in Karachi, Hyderabad


A voter casts his ballot in this undated picture. — AFP
A voter casts his ballot in this undated picture. — AFP

After much delay and uncertainty surrounding the second phase of local government polls in Sindh, polling has kicked off in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions with over 3.4 million people exercising their right to vote to elect their local governments. 

The polling is taking place in seven districts of Karachi and nine districts of the Hyderabad division. The polling began at 8am and will go on till 5pm. 

The voters will cast their votes for the chairman and vice chairman union council and general members’ ward union council.

The polling is being conducted in 246 union committees in seven districts of Karachi (Central, West, East, South, Korangi, Keamari and Malir).

About 2,551 candidates are contesting the polls in Hyderabad, 1,436 in Dadu, 839 in Jamshoro, 781 in Tando Allahyar, 715 in Matiari and 452 candidates in Tando Muhammad Khan.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) spokesperson, about 8,706 polling stations have been set up for the local body polls with 1,204 for males and 1,170 for females.

As per the spokesperson, 389 are improvised polling stations.


— This is a developing story and is being updated. 



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