DERA GHAZI KHAN

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the final list of candidates taking part in the third phase of local government elections in Dera Ghazi Khan district.

According to the final list, a total of 520 joint candidates of chairman/vice chairman are contesting in the district DG Khan including 429 for District Council and 91 for Municipal Corporation. Similarly, for Municipal Committees of Kot Chutta and Taunsa Sharif, 53 and 98 candidates are contesting on general seats respectively.

A total 599 candidates of chairman and vice chairman had filed their nomination papers out of which 21 papers were rejected and 56 candidates withdrew their papers. Thus, the remaining 520 joint candidates are contesting in District DG Khan.

For Municipal Corporation DG Khan, a total 102 joint candidates of chairman / vice chairman filed their nomination papers out of which 05 papers were rejected and 06 candidates withdrew. Now 91 joint candidates are in run, while 03 female candidates of chairman and one female candidate of vice chairman are also contesting on general seats.

As many as 437 candidates of general councilor had filed their nomination papers out of which 31 papers were rejected, 38 candidates withdrew and 2 candidates have been elected unopposed. Now, the remaining 373 candidates including 6 female candidates are contesting for general seats in Municipal Corporation.

For district council, a total of 497 joint candidates of chairman/vice chairman had filed their nomination papers out of which 16 papers were rejected and 50 candidates withdrew. Now, 429 joint candidates are in the race. Likewise, 2,648 candidates of general councillor had filed their nomination papers out of which 306 papers were rejected, 232 candidates withdrew and 49 candidates have been elected unopposed. Now, 2,142 candidates including 5 female candidates are contesting for general seats in District Council DG Khan. For 20 wards of Municipal Committee Taunsa Shairf, 117 candidates of general councillor had filed their nomination papers out of which 14 papers were rejected, 7 candidates withdrew. Now, 98 candidates are contesting in Municipal Committee including one female candidate on general seat.

For 13 wards of Municipal Committee Kot Chutta, 75 candidates of general councillor had filed their nomination papers out of which 07 papers were rejected, 14 candidates withdrew, 01 candidates has been elected unopposed. Now 53 candidates are contesting in Municipal Committee.