LAHORE - The newly-elected Local Bodies representatives took oath yesterday.

The Returning Officers (ROs) in their respective districts, towns or tehsils administered the oath in the province. The representatives after taking oath became voters for the next stage to elect representatives on special seats.

About 55 Union Council chairmen and vice chairmen took oath at Town Hall on different timings while Khawaja Hassan Ahmad strong candidate for the metropolitan mayor-ship took oath at Sabza Zar area where a ceremony was administered. Special security arrangements were made on the occasion.

Now in the schedule for the next stage Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Chairmen/deputy chairmen of district councils, municipal committees etc will be elected. It is said that the next stage election will be held through secret balloting not through show of hands.