The local administration on the direction of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Saturday removed all the electioneering camps established by the supporters of various contesting candidates in 300 meter radius around of polling stations in district Jhang.
A spokesman of the ECP told APP that according to election codes, no contesting candidate, party or their supporters can set up their camps near the polling stations to convince the voters.
In this connection, the local administrations in district Jhang have also imposed ban on setting up electioneering camps in 300 meter radius around the polling stations.
Villagers hire boats to cast vote in MUZAFFARGARH:Around 50-60 villagers from Binda Sargana, a riverine area of district Muzaffargarh, have to ride boat to cross river Chenab and cast their votes at a polling station on the other side of the river.
The polling process continued peacefully for third phase of local bodies elections here Saturday. Muhammad Yousuf, a voter of Moza Maqsoodpur told APP that some 8-10 families having 50-60 registered male and female voters were residing at Binda Sargana and they have to hire four boats to reach to the other bank of river Chenab to cast their votes at a polling station, government girl and boys primary school at Moza Maqsoodpur of union council Chak Farazi.
All of them have cast their votes, said boatman Hameed.
Qaswar Abbas, Muhammad Taqi, and 85-year- old Kaniz Mai said that they feel casting of vote as a responsibility and embarked on boat ride to elect their local representatives.
Turnout of women voters remains high in Sialkot: The participation of women voters gained momentum on Saturday during third phase of local bodies election in District Sialkot.
The polling process kicked off at 7:30 am and a large number of women voters cast their vote in favour of their candidates. It has been observed that women belonging to rural and urban areas rushed to their respective polling stations to cast vote in their favorite candidates.
Taking to APP, Nuzhat, a female voter of Union Council Waterworks said a large number of women voters first time came out from their houses to cast vote. She added that media and other factors have created awareness among women voters to cast their vote.
Shazia, another woman voter of Union Council Imam Sahib, said now women realised that they should cast their vote to create difference over the monopoly of men in the society.
Nazish, a voter of Union Council Bhagiwaal, said women voters from villages were enthusiastic during third phase of local bodies election as they were casting votes in favour of their candidates.
UC chairman candidate arrested in MULTAN: A candidate contesting for slot of chairman of union council No 58 was held by the police Saturday on charge of taking ballot papers in possession and allegations of attacking a polling station.
SP City Khalid Rauf told APP that candidate Muhammad Rafiq was taken into custody following the incident reported from a polling station at Al-Huda school where polling remained suspended for quite some time after the incident.