Local Body Elections In 32 Districts, Preparations Begin

Local body elections in 32 districts preparations begin

Preparations have been started for holding local body elections in 32 districts of Balochistan on May 29, while the schedule of elections in Quetta and Lasbela will be announced later.

The Provincial Election Commission (PEC) has started preparations for holding local body elections on May 29 in 32 districts of Balochistan besides Quetta and Lasbela. According to the Election Commission, local body elections in the province will be held on the old method of election.

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Provincial Election Commissioner Fayyaz Murad told Geo News that there are 838 union councils, 34 district councils, 54 municipal committees, 8 municipal corporations and one metropolitan corporation in the province.

He said that the councilors in the rural areas of the province would be directly elected by the people at the ward level of the union council. All these councilors will appoint one of them as chairman and one as vice chairman.

Provincial Election Commissioner Fayyaz Murad said that the chairman of the union council would be a member of the district council who would jointly elect the district chairman and vice chairman, as well as councilors in the wards of municipal committee, municipal corporation and metropolitan corporation. These councilors will elect the chairman and the mayor.

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