LG Polls: (1st phase of LG polls in Punjab, Sindh on Oct 12)

ISLAMABAD: Polling for first phase of Local Government (LG) elections in Punjab and Sindh would be held on October 12 this year.

According to the proposed election schedule, nomination papers would be filed with the Returning Officers from August 28 to September 01. Scrutiny of nomination papers would be held from September 03 to September 08.

Last date for filing of appeals against decisions of the Returning Officers and appeals would be decided by Sep 12 and 17 respectively.

Last date for withdrawal of candidature is Sep 18 and final list of candidates would be published on Sep 19.

In Punjab, elections in the first phase would be held in districts of Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Toba Tek Sindh, Sargodha, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Gujrat, Rawalpindi and Attock.

Sindh districts where polls would be held in the first phase are Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Khairpur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Qamber Shahdadkot. Election schedule for second and third phase would be announced shortly.