Pakistan

Re-polling in 13 districts for the local government elections in KPK

Election Commission orders recounting of votes

Peshawar-Re-polling in 13 districts for the local government elections in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) is being held today.

The polling began at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm without break.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), re-polling will be held on various seats of local councils where elections were terminated due to the law-and-order situation on polling day or the death of contesting candidates during the first phase of the local body polls held on December 19. 2021.

The 13 districts where re-elections are being held include: Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu, Laki Marwat, Dera Ismail Khan, Buner, Bajaur, Karak, Khyber and Mohmand.

Tight security arrangements
Secretary ECP Omar Hameed Khan directed a special focus on security, ensuring the installation of CCTV cameras and increase in the number of security personnel during re-polling in sensitive polling stations of K-P.

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