ISLAMABAD: Polling for local bodies elections in cantonment boards across the country began at 8:00AM and will continue till 5:00PM with strict security, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, a total of 1,151 candidates are running for the local bodies election in 199 wards of 42 cantonment boards on party basis after a gap of 17 years today.
30 wards have been formed for 10 cantonment areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In Punjab 116 wards have been formed for 21 cantonment boards. In Sindh 44 wards have been formed for 8 cantonment boards while 9 wards have been established for three cantonment areas in Balochistan.
It is pertinent to mention here that there are around 1.87 million registered voters in the cantonments countrywide.