Friday, May 30, 2014

Balochistan LG polls for special seats held

May 30, 2014 

QUETTA: Balochistan Election Commissioner Syed Sultan Bayazid has said that the second round of the local government (LG) elections was carried out in the entire province transparently and peacefully, with stringent arrangements of security in place. 

It may be mentioned here that the councillors were to elect women and minority members of their respective councils on Thursday after a lapse of six months since the first phase of the local government elections was held. Contest in the second phase was held for 2,332 women and 743 minority seats in the entire province. Talking to media during his visit to a polling station at the Quetta Metropolitan Corporation on Thursday, he said that the election commission conducted the elections on the minorities and women seats in Balochistan with its limited resources

He added that it was encouraging that the polling agents were satisfied with the polling arrangements. Provision of security to the polling stations is the responsibility of the administration, but despite that security arrangements were made, he said, and added that due to the high courtís decision on the professional and kisan (farmer) seats, the elections are delayed there. The government of Balochistan has lodged a petition in the Supreme Court and in the next hearing things would be clear in this regard, he said and added that it was their desire to solve all the issues at the earliest. 

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, provincial president of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Usman Khan Kakar said that mayor and deputy mayor would be from the coalition parties. He said that the PkMAP has 32 seats and added that it was the foremost endeavour of the provincial government to solve the issues through consensus.

Unofficial results of Balochistan LB polls 
12:05 May 30, 2014

QUETTA: Nationalist parties and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) won majority of seats in second phase of local bodiesí election in Balochistan which completed on Thursday.


According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, PML-N clinched 10 reserved seats out of total 12 of District Council Nasirabad, two other seats were won by National Party.

The Awam Dost Panel won seven reserved seats of Municipal Committee Dera Murad Jamali and Taraqi Pasand Panel won one seat.


The NP won five reserved seats in local bodies elections in Khuzdar, PML-N two seats and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F, Balochistan National Party-Mengal and BNP-Awami got one each seat, respectively.

The candidate for minority woman reserved seat was elected-unopposed.

The 29 members of Municipal Corporation Khuzdar elected in the first phase of Balochistan Local Bodies Elections cast their votes in the polling for the reserved seats.


Twelve women were elected unopposed in the polling held for reserved seats of District Council and Municipal Committee of Musakhel.

Total 70 candidates were in run for 60 reserved seats for women and minorities in the District Council Musakhel and Municipal Committee Musakhel.

According to unofficial results, twelve women were declared elected unopposed. The two candidates for women reserved seats of the District Council won the elections and the four women candidates obtained equal votes while four women candidates for Municipal Committee won the polls.

Total 36 women were elected against the reserved seats.


The Domki Group clinched 11 seats out of 14 reserved seats of Sibi Municipal Committee in second phase of Balochistan Local Bodies Elections held here Thursday.

According to unofficial results, 11 reserved seats out of total 14 of Sibi Municipal Committee were won by the candidates of Domki group in the polling for second phase of Balochistan Local Government Elections.

The three reserved seats were won by other candidates. - APP

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