KARACHI: Elections in 41 cantonment boards across Pakistan will take place tomorrow (Sunday), with 1,560 candidates contesting in 206 wards.
According to details, seven candidates have been elected unopposed, election will not take place in Kamra Cantonment Board and polls have been postponed in one ward in Rawalpindi and Pano Aqil each.
Most of the candidates — 684 — are independent while as many as 876 belong to different political parties. The ruling Tehreek-e-Insaaf has fielded the most candidates — 183. Similarly, PML-N has fielded 144, PPP 113, JI 104, banned TLP 83, MQM-P 42, PSP 35, PML-Q 34, and JUI-F 25 candidates.
Meanwhile, in 20 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, four candidates — two each from Multan and Attock — have been elected unopposed, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said.
Therefore, of 114 of Punjab’s cantonment boards, polling will take place in 110, the election commission said. As many as 923 candidates will partake in the elections across Punjab.
Meanwhile, in Attock’s Kamra Cantonment Board, no candidate has filed nomination papers in all four of the wards and as a result, polling will not take place there.
Karachi’s six cantonment boards are among the 42 cantonments across several cities to go for local bodies polls on Sunday.
The six cantonment boards in Karachi include Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC), Cantonment Board Faisal (CBF), Cantonment Board Manora, Cantonment Board Malir, Cantonment Board Korangi and Cantonment Board Karachi.