QUETTA: Polling for 7th local bodies elections in Quetta and rest of the province started on Saturday and will continue upto 5 pm without interval.
As many as 18,000 candidates are in the run for 7188 councilor seats across the province among whom 2527 candidates had been elected unopposed.
A total of 5718 polling stations had been established for about 3.2 million voters across the province of which 2776 had been declared sensitive.
Security arrangements had been made to ensure polling process for local bodies elections in a peaceful manner.
Over 50,000 Levies, Police, FC and B.C officials have been deployed for the purpose across the province besides Quick Response Force, comprising around 5325 Army personnel.
Balochistan Home and Tribal Affairs department had already banned display of arms and pillion riding under section 144 of Cr.PC