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Polling underway in Sanghar and Badin for local bodies election

BADIN/SANGHAR: Polling is underway for local bodies elections in Sanghar and parts of Badin district. Voting is taking place in as many as 643 polling stations of Sanghar district.

As many as 330 polling stations in Sanghar district have been declared highly sensitive. Polling will continue till 5:00 pm without any break.

The vote could not begin at some polling stations at the scheduled time as the polling staff had not reached.

In Sanghar district of Sindh, voters electing their representatives for a District Council, four Municipal Committees, 11 Town Committees and 73 Union Councils. Whereas, in Badin district polling is underway for 31 wards of two Town Committees and three Union Councils.

In Sanghar, as many as 724,340 voters exercising their right to elect their representatives. In total 692 polling stations, 559 stations have been declared highly sensitive whereas 68 as sensitive. For the district’s 479 local seats, as many as 1692 candidates have been in the field.

The government has deployed 6,904 policemen in Sanghar district and a thousand Rangers personnel for security during the polls apart of Pakistan Army soldiers.

Section 144 has been imposed in the district and a public holiday has also been declared.

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