polling 620x376Punjab & Sindh Polling underway for 2nd Phase LB polls 19 Nov 2015 download.LAHORE (LIVE UPDATES) – Polling process is underway in twelve districts of Punjab and fourteen districts of Sindh for the second phase of local bodies elections.

The polling process began at 7:30am and will continue till 5:30pm without any break.

A total of over twenty million voters will exercise their right of franchise in the two provinces to elect their local representatives in second phase.

Strict security arrangements have been mad for day-long voting process in Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Attock, Jhelum, Mianwali, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sheikhupura and Khanewal districts.

In Sindh polling process is being held in Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allayar, Matiari, Dadu, Jamshoro, Badin, Thatta, Sajawal, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nausharoferoz, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkhar districts in this phase.


1:14pm: ECP confirms receiving 75 complaints so far

ECP secretary has confirmed that commission has so far received 75 complaints about polling process. None of the complaint was serious, he said.

12:58pm: Aerial firing outside Chiniot polling station

An incident of firing has been reported from a polling station in Ward-15 Mazar road Chiniot. Police and Elite Force personnel reached the site after incident.

12:50pm: Journalists tortured in Mianwali

Secretary ECP has taken notice of a incident in Mianwali in which police tortured journalists. A details report has been sought from DRO Mianwali in this regard.

12:38pm: Clash between PML-N, PTI workers in Sahiwal

At least three people were injured in a clash between rival groups of PML-N and PTI at UC-10 of Sahiwal.

12:35pm: Police thrashes election candidate in Mandi Bahauddin

Police officials have reportedly thrashed a candidate in UC-16 of Mandi Bahauddin. The incident took place when two groups clashed at a polling station.

12:30pm: PTI candidate boycotts polling

PTI candidate in Darya Khan area of Chambar has announced to boycott the polling process, alleging that PPP candidate was being favoured by the administration.

12:05pm: Rangers summoned in Sheikhupura to control situation

Rangers have been called in to control situation following clashes in Sheikhupura district. The personnel have taken over positions in Ward number 31, 32 and 41.

11:57am: Woman slaps presiding officer in Khanewal

A woman has slapped the presiding officer in polling station number 5 in UC-25 Khanewal. Media reports suggested that the woman was mother of an independent candidate Hammad Raza.

11:35am: DG Sindh Rangers visits Badin

Director General Sindh Rangers Major-General Bilal Akbar visited Thatha and Badin to review and order situation amid polling process.

Director General Sindh Rangers Major-General Bilal Akbar visited Thatha and Badin to review and order situation amid polling process.

11:30am: Voters bring stamped ballot paper outside polling station

The voters have been bringing stamped ballot papers out of polling stations in Gujranwala’s U-58 Vania Wala.

11:15am: Women not casting votes in Lalian village of Sargodha

Not a single woman has cast vote in Lalian village of district Sargodha. The candidates have reportedly signed an agreement not to allow women to participate in polling process.

11:05am: PTI and PML-N workers exchange fire in Gujranwala

The polling was stopped for some time after supporters of PTI and PML-N opened firing at each other in Noshera Virkan area of Gujranwala. Police said there have been no reports of any loss.

11:01am: Polling postponed in UC -53 Hyderabad

The polling process has been postponed in UC-53 Hyderabad following the misprinting of electoral signs. The returning officer called off voting after complaints of contestants.

10:55am: Army called in after rivals exchange gunfire in Mandi Bahauddin

A contingent of Pakistan army reached the site control law and order situation in Mandi Bahuddin pollin station number 53, following an armed clash between two rival groups.


10:50am: Voter dies of heart attack

A votes has died at polling station number one in Mirpur Khas. According to reports the voter died of sudden heart attack.

10:15am: ECP received 9 complaints from Punjab

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has so far received nine complaints from Punjab. All of the complaints were about polling process



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