Thursday, January 29, 2015

Balochistan completes LG polls final phase

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 20:26 

by Imaduddin 

QUETTA: Final phase of Local Bodies Polls have completed amid tight security measures in Balochistan.

According to the unofficial results, Dr Qaleemullah of PkMAP has been elected Mayor Quetta Metropolitan Corporation and Mohammad Yunus of PML-N Deputy Mayor Quetta Municipal Corporation while the seats of Chairman and Deputy Chairman District Councils Quetta were secured by Naeem Bazai and Asmat Bazai respectively.

All Parties Democratic Alliance (APDA) and Watan Dost Jamhori Panel announced their candidates for the offices of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Quetta Metropolitan Corporation and Chairman and Vice Chairman, District Council Quetta, respectively.

Earlier, the oath taking of all the elected councilors against special women Kissans, Labourers and minorities under section 28 of Balochistan Local Government Act 2010 and Rule 56 Balochistan Local government Election Rules 2013 was held at Metropolitan Corporation hall.

Following the oath taking the returning officer scrutinized the nomination papers and as many as 86 out of 87 members cast their votes for Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen.

Dr Qaleemullah secured 54 votes for Mayor and Mohammad Yunus got 56 votes, as per unofficial notification.

Strict arrangements were made during the final phase of LG polls, however no incident of violence was reported.

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