by Muhammad Saleem
WEB DESK: As many as 12 more districts of the Punjab are gearing up for the second phase of LB elections to be held on November 19 (Thursday), as candidates campaigning door to door to gain more support.
The electioneering by parties’ candidates and independents has reached at its peak with promises to tackle unaddressed civic problems. The 12 districts are Attock, Chiniot, Gujranwala, Hafizabad, Jhelum, Khanewal, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Sahiwal, Sargodha, Sheikhupura and Toba Tek Singh.
In these districts, there are 1,102 union councils for direct elections, with 6,612 wards and 64 municipal committees with 1,297. The total number of registered voters is 13,702,107 that include almost 7,750,073 men and 5,952,034 women. And over 25,000 candidates are in the run.
The Election Commission of Pakistan is already on the move by making arrangements and established 11,906 polling stations and 35,200 polling booths in the districts, while 35,200 polling personnel made up of 11,906 presiding officers with 70,400 assistants and 35,200 polling officers working. The ECP has already listed 960 polling stations “highly sensitive” and 3,112 more “sensitive”.
Voters will elect their representatives for district councils, union councils, municipal councils and municipal committees and can check their polling stations details by sending CNIC number on 8300. The polling will begin at 7:30am and will be continued till 5:30pm. Police and other law enforcing agencies have finalised security plan for the elections.
Source: Business Recorder