KARACHI: The counting of votes has begun as the election on the vacant seats of the local government ended on Sunday in the district across Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Voting was carried out for the by-election for 334 vacant seats of local government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 139 seats in Sindh.
In six districts of Karachi, 183 candidates were for 24 municipality seats. Voters had until 5pm today to cast their votes.
Four vacant seats were there in District West, six in South, one each in East and Korangi, eight in Malir and four in Central. It was expected that around 540,960 people would cast their vote.
For this purpose, there were 389 polling stations along with 1,352 polling booths were set up.
There were three multiple seats in Hyderabad for which by-polls were held, while in Bannu the vacant seats for district were five and for councillor were one.
In Bannu there have been more than 1,100 police officers and Section 144 has been imposed.
In Badin, the elections were held for Town Committee Halani whereas; it was helf at Union Councils Hasan Jamali and Gohram Mari in NAwabshah.
For various reasons the seats were left vacant in which getting disqualified, candidates dying or opting to go to the assemblies.