ISLAMABAD: Voting is underway in 41 cantonment boards throughout Pakistan amid strict safety on Sunday.
The polling course of started at 8am and can proceed till 5pm with none pause.
1,560 candidates are contesting towards one another in 206 wards within the cantonment boards. However, seven candidates have been elected unopposed up to now.
It is pertinent to say right here that the election is not going to happen in Kamra Cantonment Board, whereas polls have been postponed in a single ward every in Rawalpindi and Pano Aqil.
Most of the candidates — 684 — are impartial, whereas as many as 876 belong to totally different political events. The ruling PTI has fielded probably the most candidates — 183.
Similarly, the PML-N has fielded 144, PPP 113, JI 104, the outlawed TLP 83, MQM-P 42, PSP 35, PML-Q 34, and JUI-F 25 candidates.
Meanwhile, in 20 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, 4 candidates — two every from Multan and Attock — have been elected unopposed, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stated.
Mohammad Salman Iqbal, Saima Aashiq, Mohammad Yaqub Nasir, and Mohammad Sadiq have been elected unopposed as councilors, the ECP stated.
Therefore, of the 114 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, polling will happen in 110, the Election Commission stated.
Meanwhile, in Kamra Cantonment Board, no candidate has filed nomination papers in all 4 of the wards and due to this fact, polling is not going to happen there.
It is pertinent to say right here that not a single girl candidate is contesting elections in Lahore. However, 357 polling stations have been arrange for 606,628 voters within the metropolis. 269 candidates are contesting elections for 20 wards in Lahore. Out of the entire, 241 polling stations have been declared delicate and 44 most delicate.
As many as 923 candidates will participate in elections throughout Punjab.
In Quetta, 35 candidates are contesting for 5 wards. 31 polling stations have been sut up for 28,945 voters. In complete, 15,346 male and 13,599 feminine voters will train their democratic proper within the metropolis at the moment.
In Karachi, pollling is underway throughout 42 wards of six cantonment boards. A complete 350 candidates are contesting elections within the metropolis. The administration has arrange 288 polling statlions for the polling course of within the metropolis.
Meanwhile, elections are underway in 10 wards every in Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Sargodha and Abbottabad and 7 wards of Multan and in different cities.
According to the Punjab Election Commission, polling has been postponed in Ward No 7 of Walton Cantt Board as a result of sudden dying of impartial candidate Saddaqat Mahmood Butt. A brand new date for the polling can be introduced later, stated the election fee.
Polling briefly suspended at Multan’s polling station
The polling course of was suspended briefly at a polling station in Multan’s ward quantity four after scuffle broke out between the supporters of rival candidates. After the conflict, the regulation enforcers managed the state of affairs and resumed the polling course of.
PML-N candidate accuses polling workers of rigging
In Gujranwala, PML-N candidate Malik Azad accused the polling workers of rigging. Talking to Geo News, the candidate stated that their voters had been being stopped from casting votes through pointless objections.
The PML-N candidate stated that even he was restricted from coming into the polling station when he tried to register his compliant.
Two faux polling brokers arrested in Karachi
Hours after the polling started; two faux polling brokers had been arrested from a girls’s polling station in Clifton’s ward quantity four in Karachi. The girls impersonating as polling brokers reached on the polling station with out the required paperwork.
Just two days earlier than the elections, pressure prevailed within the Gulistan-e-Jauhar space of Karachi after members of two political events — the PTI and the PSP — clashed Friday night time.
The incident happened when staff of the PTI and the PSP had been held rallies forward of the upcoming elections.