Pakistan

5,483 candidates contesting in Karachi LG polls

KARACHI: A total of 5,483 candidates are contesting for 1,520 seats of chairman, vice chairman and councillors in the third and last phase of local government elections in Karachi to start on December 5.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, a total of 48 candidates have returned unopposed in all the 247 union committees and councils

Karachi has 209 union committees for the urban areas in the six districts— West, Central, East, South, Malir and Korangi — and 38 union councils for the rural areas of the metropolis that only fall within the jurisdiction of West and Malir districts.

Eighteen candidates have been elected unopposed in Karachi’s Central district; followed by 13 in West; nine in South; six in Malir and two in East.

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