Stage sets for LG re-polling in 13 districts of KP


Election campaign to end at midnight tonight, says ECP
The election campaign by various political parties and independent candidates for the local government re-polling elections in 13 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) will end at midnight tonight (Friday).
All political parties and independent candidates will wind up their election campaign at 12:00midnight. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification in this regard.
According to an ECP official, electronic and print media would also avoid telecasting or publishing advertisements for the purpose of political campaigns which tend to malign or favour a particular political party.
A total of 331150 people will participate in the local government re-polling elections scheduled to be held in 13 districts of the KP, said a handout issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The ECP has set up 739 polling booths in 237 polling stations. According to the polling scheme released by the ECP, there are a total of 156541 male and 174609 female voters in the 12 districts of the province.
Elections will be held for the posts of mayor and chairman of tehsil and city councils and different categories of members in the village and neighbourhood councils in Peshawar, Nowshera, Khyber, Mohmand, Mardan, Kohat, Karrak, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, DI Khan, Buner, Bajaur districts. The first phase of elections was held in 17 districts on Dec 19, 2021.
However, owing to the law and order situation the ECP has suspended polling in some parts of the province.
According to ECP, re-polling will be held on February 13 in the 13 districts where local body elections were postponed for various reasons.
The polling will begin at 08:00 a.m. and continue till 05:00 p.m.
The Secretary Election Commission has said that in the first phase of KP elections, unfortunate incidents had taken place at polling stations in some districts, due to which polling was stopped there.
Election Commission Omar Hameed Khan has also asked the provincial government for proper security arrangements in the districts where the re-polling has been scheduled on Feb, 13.