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Pakistan Election body announces schedule for first phase of local govt elections in Sindh

ANI | Updated: Apr 14, 2022 03:37 IST

Karachi [Pakistan], April 14 (ANI): The schedule for the first phase of local government (LG) elections in Pakistan's Sindh province has been released, according to the country's poll body.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday released the election schedule for local government polls.
The first phase covers a total of 14 districts of Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas divisions with elections due on June 26 from 8 am to 5 pm and results on June 30, The Dawn newspaper reported.

In further guidelines to ensure the elections are held fairly and honestly and to ensure that corrupt practices are prevented, the ECP barred executive authorities from announcing development projects or using state resources to influence polls in favour of a candidate.
The Pakistani rupee has depreciated 30.5 per cent against the US dollar in the last three years and four months under the ousted government of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The first year of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in power saw an increase in unemployment in the case of both males and females, with the male unemployment rate rising from 5.1 per cent to 5.9 per cent and female unemployment rate jumping from 8.3 per cent to 10 per cent, reported Dawn. (ANI)