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ISLAMABAD: Voting is underway in 41 cantonment boards throughout Pakistan amid strict safety on Sunday.

The polling course of started at 8am and can proceed till 5pm with none pause.

 1,560 candidates are contesting in opposition to one another in 206 wards within the cantonment boards. Nevertheless, seven candidates have been elected unopposed thus far. 

It’s pertinent to say right here that the election won’t happen in Kamra Cantonment Board, whereas polls have been postponed in a single ward every in Rawalpindi and Pano Aqil.

A lot of the candidates — 684 — are unbiased, whereas as many as 876 belong to totally different political events. The ruling PTI has fielded essentially the most candidates — 183.

Equally, the PML-N has fielded 144, PPP 113, JI 104, the outlawed TLP 83, MQM-P 42, PSP 35, PML-Q 34, and JUI-F 25 candidates.

In the meantime, in 20 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, 4 candidates — two every from Multan and Attock — have been elected unopposed, the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) stated.

Mohammad Salman Iqbal, Saima Aashiq, Mohammad Yaqub Nasir, and Mohammad Sadiq have been elected unopposed as councilors, the ECP stated.

Due to this fact, of the 114 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, polling will happen in 110, the Election Fee stated.

In the meantime, in Kamra Cantonment Board, no candidate has filed nomination papers in all 4 of the wards and due to this fact, polling won’t happen there.

It’s pertinent to say right here that not a single lady candidate is contesting elections in Lahore. Nevertheless, 357 polling stations have been arrange for 606,628 voters within the metropolis. 269 candidates are contesting elections for 20 wards in Lahore. Out of the entire, 241 polling stations have been declared delicate and 44 most delicate.

As many as 923 candidates will participate in elections throughout Punjab.

In Quetta, 35 candidates are contesting for 5 wards. 31 polling stations have been sut up for 28,945 voters. In complete, 15,346 male and 13,599 feminine voters will train their democratic proper within the metropolis immediately.

In Karachi, pollling is underway throughout 42 wards of six cantonment boards. A complete 350 candidates are contesting elections within the metropolis. The administration has arrange 288 polling statlions for the polling course of within the metropolis.

In the meantime, elections are underway in 10 wards every in Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Sargodha and Abbottabad and 7 wards of Multan and in different cities.

Simply two days earlier than the elections, pressure prevailed within the Gulistan-e-Jauhar space of Karachi after members of two political events — the PTI and the PSP — clashed Friday evening.

The incident passed off when employees of the PTI and the PSP have been held rallies forward of the upcoming elections.

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