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Published: 04:28 PM, 15 Jan, 2023
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♦ Voters throng polling stations in Sindh local govt elections: Polling remains generally peaceful: Few incidents of mismanagement reported: MQM boycotts elections: Bilawal, Imran urge people to cast their votes

♦ PTI MPA expelled from polling station for violating code: Lock replaces Arrow as candidates complain of wrong printing of election symbols in Jamshoro US. PTI supporters’ voting videos land on social media

♦ The second phase of the Sindh Local Government Elections: incidents of mismanagement at some polling stations were witnessed. It was learnt that the block code and booth number were wrongly entered in the polling station in UC-6 in Kemari district of Karachi. Likewise, the staff did not arrive on time at the polling station in Baldia UC 8 Ward 3.

♦ 4,990 polling stations were set up in seven districts of Karachi division.

The number of general members contesting the election was 1,873. Number of chairmen and vice-chairmen is 678. A total of 2,477 candidates are contesting in the municipal elections of Hyderabad while 705 polling stations have been set up across the city and the process of polling is going on in 160 Union Councils (UCs) of 9 towns

♦ The position of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is strong for the mayorship of Hyderabad; 2,477 candidates contested in the municipal elections. 31 chairmen and vice chairmen were elected unopposed whereas 156 general members were also successful unopposed

♦ Govt announces no change in petroleum prices

♦ PM Shehbaz hopes to crush resurfacing of polio cases with new campaign: Shehbaz Sharif launches three-day nationwide eradication drive: Vows to eliminate polio

♦ As soon as the Punjab Assembly was dissolved, the process of appointing the caretaker chief minister starts. Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman issued a notification for the appointment of the caretaker chief minister was dispatched to Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi and Leader of the Opposition in the PA Hamza Shahbaz. Chaudhry Parvez Elahi and Hamza Shehbaz will provide three names each for caretaker chief minister.

♦ Sindh Rangers DG Major General Azhar Waqas visited the command and control room set up by the police and reviewed the security arrangements. 

♦ APTMA chief urges US to finance Pakistan’s cotton import: Gohar Ejaz writes letter to US envoy urging $2 billion loan for Pakistan’s cotton importers

♦ Hope for survivors as plane with 72 on board crashes in Nepal

♦ Women, kids among six of family die in Quetta gas leak explosion

♦ Hope for survivors as plane with 72 on board crashes in Nepal

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