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Balochistan set to hold LG polls today

A total of 5,226 polling stations have been set up in 32 districts of Balochistan as arrangements have been completed for conducting local government elections on Sunday, officials said on Saturday.

According to a press release, the polling would continue from 8am to 5pm without any break.

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In total, as many as 3,552,398 voters would use their right to franchise.

Some 576 polling stations have been set up for men, 562 for women, 4,088 polling stations were combined for both men and women. A total of 1,974 polling stations have been declared sensitive, 2,034 highly sensitive and 1,218 normal.

Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said it had established a control room for monitoring local government polls being held in Balochistan.

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According to a statement issued by the ECP, the separate monitoring and control cells have also been established in the office of Balochistan’s provincial election commissioner.

The chief election commissioner (CEC) directed the district returning officers to ensure free, fair and transparent elections and take prompt action against any violation.

The election campaign had already ended on Friday.



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