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Polling underway for 2nd phase of LB elections in KP

PESHAWAR: 31, MARCH, 2022: Polling for the second phase of Local Government (LG) elections in 18 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is underway on Thursday.
Voting the second phase of Local Government (LG) polls began at 8:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break wherein A total of 8.057 million voters will cast their vote in the second phase.
A total of 6,176 polling stations have been established, out of which 1,609 polling stations have been declared most sensitive.
In this regard, over 54,000 officials have been deployed including police and Frontier Constabulary forces.
Polls are being held for the posts of mayor and chairman of tehsil and city councils and different categories of members in the village and neighbourhood councils in Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, Upper and Lower Kohistan, Kolai-Palas, Swat, Malakand, Shangla, Lower and Upper Dir, Upper and Lower Chitral, Kurram, Orakzai, and North and South Waziristan districts.
A day earlier, the final decision has been taken to hold LB elections in Sindh and the first phase of local body elections in Sindh will take place in the last week of May.
As per sources, the provincial govt has informed the Election Commission regarding the holding of Local Body polls.
The LB elections in Sindh will be held in the last week of May.
In the first phase, the LB polls will be held in Sukkur, Khairpur and Ghotki while the elections in Hyderabad and Karachi would be held in the second phase. (04)

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