“Dispute and Commotion During Local Body Elections in Karachi and Interior Sindh”

The polling time for the local government elections has ended in 24 districts of Karachi and interior Sindh, but those present inside the polling station can still cast their vote.

The polling process continued uninterrupted from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and after the polling time ended, the counting process began.

According to sources, those who were in line at the polling stations until 5:00 PM are still entitled to cast their vote and they can do so.

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In relation to the local body elections, polling was held in Karachi and other districts of interior Sindh, including Hyderabad. During this time, an unpleasant incident occurred and a dispute broke out between two groups of candidates in UC 119, in which ballot papers and lists were stolen from both polling booths.

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In UC 2 West district of Karachi, the situation deteriorated outside polling station number 29 due to disorderliness, while workers from the PPP and PTI came face to face in Sector Sarhadi 11. Police arrived at the polling station to intervene.

In Sukkur, there was a bitter exchange between PPP and JUI workers at the polling station in Bucch Dhaarijo, after which the workers chanted slogans against each other and the situation escalated into verbal altercations.

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After taking note of the situation, leaders of both parties and the police intervened and separated the workers. The district returning officer also arrived at the polling station.

According to reports, out of 449 polling stations in Karachi, 292 were declared highly sensitive and 157 sensitive. In the elections, 434 candidates from the PPP, Jamaat-e-Islami, and PTI were pitted against each other.

Abdul Rehman

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