Electioneering for second phase of LB Polls takes steam
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has demanded deployment of paramilitary Rangers at polling stations during the second phase of Local Government elections in the two provinces scheduled to be held on 19th of November.
Electioneering by different political parties and independent candidates have gained momentum with corner meetings and rallies for the second phase of the local bodies elections in the two provinces.
Election banners, flags and posters of the candidates displayed at every nook and corner of the 27 districts of the two provinces adding to the hustle and bustle of the election.
Polling for the Local Government elections will be held in 15 districts of Sindh and 12 districts of Punjab on November 19.
The polling in the second phase of the local elections, will be held in Nawabshah, Naushehro Feroz, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Umarkot, Tharparkar, Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Matiari, Dadu, Thatta, Jamshoro and Badin districts of Sindh.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), 23437 polling booths will be established at 7662 polling station. ECP will depute a total of 7662 presiding officers and 23437 polling officers at these polling stations in 15 districts of the province.
Punjab Wild Life Department warning
Punjab Wild Life Department has advised the candidates of various political parties to avoid bringing wild animals to their election rallies and public meetings. The Wild Life Department has warned legal action against the candidates under relevant laws who will use animals for electioneering.
According to the ECP, in the second phase of local bodies elections polling will be held in 12 districts of Punjab on November 19. Some 14,058,500 voters registered in Attock, Chiniot, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Jhelum, Khanewal, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Sahiwal, Hafizabad, Toba Tek Singh and Sargodha will cast their votes in the polls. Khanewal district comprises four tehsils of Khanewal, Jahanian, Kabirwala and Mian Channu having population of about 2,060,000.