3,728 polling stations to be set up in Karachi
KARACHI: Some 3,728 polling stations will be set up in Karachi for holding the local government elections in the 178 union councils on August 18.
According to sources in the provincial office of the Election Commission, there will be an increase by 229 polling stations against the 3,499 polling stations set up in the last local elections.
Some 1,041 polling stations will be set up for the union councils situated in the district east, 716 in district west, 529 in district south, 962 for district central and 480 in Malir district.
A total of 14,173 polling booths will be set up in the city. Some 4,028 polling booths will be set up in the limits of district east, 2,544 in district west, 2,116 in district South, 3,565 in district central and 1,920 in the limits of Malir district. The total number of registered voters in Karachi is 4,722,936. Out of them 1,251,588 voters are in the areas of district east, 968,437 in district west, 769,531 in district south, 1,212,783 in district central and 520,599 in Malir district. A total of 9,264 candidates are in the run for 2,314 seats of nazims and naib nazims and councillors in the 178 union councils of the city. In the local government elections in 2001, the total registered voters in Karachi were 4,429,986. Out of them 871,352 were in Karachi west, 1,133,882 in central, 724,468 in south, 1,197,605 in east and 502,679 in Malir district.