QUETTA - The third phase of local bodies' election in Balochistan will be held on December 31 for the seats reserved for peasants and labourers.

Provincial Election Commissioner Syed Sultan Bayazid told state-run radio that 1,482 candidates would contest the election for 613 reserved seats. He said that elected general councillors will serve as electoral colleges for elections. He said 378 councillors for peasants and 390 for labourers have already been elected unopposed.