Election symbols allot to LG candidates

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KHYBER: Like other 17 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), election of local bodies (LG) process is in progress and election symbols have been granted to the candidates here on last day. Tehsil Landi Kotal has 36 village and neighborhood councils and 21 candidates have submitted their nomination papers for tehsil mayor ship. Similarly 824 candidates will compete on general, woman, minority, peasant/worker and youth seats across the tehsil. All Returning Officers (ROs) have publicized the election symbols provided to the candidates. Seven ticket holder contesters of tehsil chairmanship seats have received their political party symbols while election signs to the rest of 13 independent candidates have been issued either on prior application by the contestants or through by the routine election process. Following allotting of symbols, the candidates have kicked off election campaigns in their respective constituencies. Our Correspondent