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Local body by-polls conclude in Sindh, KP districts

Updated December 23, 2018

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A woman in interior Sindh casts her vote in the local body by-polls.— Photo courtesy: Hanif Samoon
A woman in interior Sindh casts her vote in the local body by-polls.— Photo courtesy: Hanif Samoon

Local bodies by-elections in multiple districts of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa took place amid slim turnout on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

More than 1.5 million registered voters were scheduled to exercise their polling rights in today's elections. Voting began at 8am and continued until 4pm, without any breaks.

The results of the by-polls will be announced on Dec 24.

About 183 candidates were contesting over 26 seats in six Karachi districts, where four seats were vacant in the West, eight in Malir, six in South, four in Central, two in East and one in Korangi.

Voting was also held in Sindh's Umarkot district and Dhoro Naro, as well as in Sukkur and Khairpur. By-polls were also taking place in multiple Badin and Thar districts.

Overall, polling over 65 seats was underway in 1,352 polling stations in 339 constituencies throughout Sindh.

In KP, polling held on 334 local body seats in 24 districts. More than 2,000 security personnel were deployed at 85 polling stations in Peshawar and administration has imposed Article 144 in the city. Votes were also also being cast in 10 districts of Mansehra.