ISLAMABAD: The ECP has completed arrangements for cantonment boards’ polls.
Polling in 219 wards in 42 cantonment boards across the country will be held on September 12 from 8 am to 5 pm.
All polling officers have been directed to ensure their presence at the polling stations on Saturday night. All returning officers, assistant returning officers and staff have been directed to report to the polling stations today.
There are a total of 42 cantonment boards and 219 wards across the country. Karachi division has a maximum of 42 wards, Rawalpindi district has 37 wards and Lahore district has 20 wards. All other cantonment boards have 2 to 14 wards.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has nominated the highest number of 205 candidates across the country followed by 160 candidates by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and 155 candidates by the Pakistan People’s Party, while 499 independent candidates are also contesting.
Election officials said that all arrangements have been made for polling. They said that the Station House Officer of his respective jurisdiction will be in charge of the polling station. Closed-circuit cameras have also been installed at all sensitive polling stations.