Polling underway in 14 districts of Sindh in the first phase of LG elections2022

PPP is likely to emerge as the largest party in the first phase of Sindh LG elections 2022-close contest expected in Larkana, Sanghar, Naushahro Feroze and Jacobabad

The voting is underway in 14 districts of four divisions of Sindh for the first phase of Sindh Local Government elections 2022. The voting is taking place smoothly despite having some problems at few polling stations. Large number of women voters are already queuing up at the polling stations. The turnout expected to be higher. 

PPP is expected to win most seats in the elections. More than 946 candidates have already elected unoppose. The majority belongs to PPP. JUI-F, GDA and PTI have formed an alliance against PPP. A close contest is expected in Larkana, Sanghar, Jacobabad, Naushahro Feroze  and Shikarpur. 

The elections are taking place in Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Mirpurkhas,  Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, kashmore-kandhkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Naushahro Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkar districts.

11 million voters to elect 6,277 representatives of 101 town committees, 23 municipal committees, 14 districts councils, four municipal corporations, eleven town municipal corporations and 887 union councils and union committees. 

The data shared by the Election Commission of Pakistan says that there are 11,643,582 — 6,331,383 males and 5312,199 females — registered in four divisions who will be eligible to cast vote from 8am to 5pm.

“Total 9,290 polling stations have been set up here around where more than 1,8000 staff members will facilitate people to exercise their voting right,” said an official.

“Among them 1,985 polling stations have been declared highly sensitive and 3,448 sensitive. The ECP would be assisted by 26,545 policemen for security purposes backed up by the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers, Sindh personnel. The Pakistan Army troops would also be there as quick response force.”

The ECP has also established a Central Control Room in Islamabad for monitoring and registering complaints related to Sindh LB polls.

The polling related complaints, the ECP spokesman said, could be lodged round the clock on telephone nos 051-9204402; 051-9210838.

The complaints could also be faxed to the control room on 051-9204404. A similar provincial control room has also been established in Karachi. Polling related complaints could be lodged by contacting provincial room via telephone numbers 021- 99203369; 021- 99203373-77, he added.

                                                           insight247.news election cell

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