Balochistan LG elections 2022-1584 candidates elected unopposed

Nearly 25%  out of total 6259 councilors elected unopposed in 32 districts

1,584 candidates of different political parties, independents and tribal panels have been elected unopposed in different urban and rural wards in the local body election, which will be held on Sunday (today) in 32 out of 34 districts of Balochistan.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 121 candidates have been elected unopposed in urban and 1,463 in rural wards. “No candidate filed nomination papers in 108 rural and urban wards in different areas of Balochistan due to various reasons,” a senior ECP official told Dawn, adding that these wards would remain without public representatives. 

Sources said these wards were located in Gwadar, Kech, Pasni and some other districts of the province, where the election would be held later once the security situation improved.

The polling will now be held in 4,456 urban and rural wards in which 16,195 male and female candidates will contest elections.

For the first time in the province, as many as 132 female candidates are contesting directly on general seats where they are facing male candidates. Most of these women belong to Kohlu district, from where 22 females are in the field, followed by 21 from Kech district. 


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