First phase of LG polls in Sindh to be held on June 26

KARACHI – Provincial Election Commissioner Ejaz Anwar Chauhan on Monday said that the local government election would be held in Sindh in two phases and the first phase of the elections will be held on June 26 in 14 districts of Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and of Mirpurkhas divisions.

He said this while sharing his views at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput at Sindh Secretariat.

He said that around 21,298 contestants would participate in the first phase of the local bodies election in Sindh while more than 25 million ballot papers had been printed for the purpose.  Chauhan said that the participants of the meeting also decided to deploy Rangers and police as well as to install CCTV cameras at 2,980 highly-sensitive polling.  He further said that orders had also been issued to HESCO and SEPCO to ensure smooth power supply on the occasion.  Chauhan said that the Election Commission has taken notice of the incident of NA-240.

In the meeting, the chief secretary, Sindh and other participants while making deliberations on the matters of local body elections in Sindh, reviewed the necessary arrangements including the security plan.

21,298 contestants would participate in the first phase of the local bodies election

Sindh Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Memon, Sindh Home Secretary Saeed Ahmed Mangreejo, Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, Secretary Local Government Syed Najam Ahmed Shah and others were also in attendance while the divisional commissioner and the deputy inspector general of police participated through video link.

The chief secretary, Sindh said that the government of Sindh would provide all facilities to the election commission for the peaceful conduct of local body elections.

He, while instructing all the divisional commissioners, said that the missing facilities at the polling stations should be completed in two days.

He said that necessary facilities including provision of water for the voters as well as ramp for the disabled persons should be arranged.

The chief secretary assured the provincial election commissioner that security and other arrangements would be made for the elections.

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