The polling process for the first phase of local body elections is underway in Balochistan’s Pashin, Hub and Lasbela districts.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the polling started at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm without any break.
Besides CCTV cameras, security has been doubled at sensitive polling stations. Moreover, a total of 259 polling stations and 690 polling booths have been constructed in Hub and Lasbela districts.
The number of registered voters in Lasbela district is 136, 703 while the registered voters in Hub are 135,620.
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In Huramzai Municipal Committee of Pishin district, 13 polling stations and 30 booths have been set up for elections. The registered number of voters in the district stands at 10, 890 with 6,151 male voters and 4,739 female voters.
A total of 79 candidates are participating in the Huramzai district.
November 15 was the last date for the withdrawal of nomination papers for candidates in the first phase of local government polls in Hub and Lasbela districts, while election symbols were allotted to the candidates a day later.