Balochistan’s LG polls to be held as per schedule: ECP

ISLAMABAD, May 09 (APP): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday contradicted the misleading information appearing on social media on the cancellation or changing of the date of Local Government elections in Balochistan.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), apart from Quetta and Lasbela, the first phase of Local Government elections would be held in 32 districts of Balochistan on May 29, 2022, as per the ECP schedule.

The process of submitting nomination papers to the Returning Officers for the Local Government elections in 32 districts of Balochistan started on April 15. The Returning Officers received nomination papers from candidates by April 21 of respective districts.

In all Union Councils, 33 percent of seats have been allocated for women, five percent for farmers and workers, and five percent seats for non-Muslims in the Local Government elections. There are 5,345 rural wards besides 914 urban wards.