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#LocalBodyElection: Counting of votes underway after polling ends in Sindh LG polls phase-2

Counting of votes underway after polling ends in Sindh LG polls phase-2 including Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

While the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) refused to extend polling time beyond 5 pm and allowed only those on station premises to vote after the time ended at 5 pm.

In a statement, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja said that “voters present inside polling stations at the closing time are allowed to cast their votes”.

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However, as per the news source, at scattered polling stations, the officials have allowed polling to continue for another two hours as the process faced delays due to wide-ranging reasons, including the polling agents not reaching on the stipulated time and polling materials not being available at some stations.

The polling process concluded in a peaceful manner, but reports of unrest and electoral irregularities have also been received from a few places.

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A clash is reported to have taken place between an independent candidate and his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) counterpart in Matiari, resulting in the injury of at least four people.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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