Pakistan

Polling for local govt by-election in KP underway

PESHAWAR: The polling for by-election for vacant seats in the local government in 23 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is underway, ARY News reported.

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The polling will continue till 5pm without any break.

The administration has declared 278 polling stations as extremely sensitive while 244 others have been declared sensitive. Voters are not allowed to take mobile phones inside the polling stations.

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The elections were postponed due to Bacha Khan University attack on January 20 that left at least 21 people dead.

A total of 828 candidates are in the run for Village and Neighbourhood Councils, Women, Peasant/Workers, Youth and Non-Muslims seats.

Pakistan Army is assisting the civil administration in the maintenance of law and order during the election.

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