PESHAWAR: Polling for Local Body elections in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is underway, polling began at 8am on Saturday and will continue till 5pm, Aaj News reported.
According to the reports, the elections at Village and Neighbourhood Councils are being held on non-party basis whereas on party basis at Tehsil and District Council level.
84,420 candidates are in the field for 41,762 seats.
11,211 polling stations have been set-up where more than 13 million registered voters are electing their representatives.
To ensure a peaceful atmosphere to the voters, a comprehensive security plan has been set up.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has shown serious concern over establishment of a Control Room by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for consolidation of Local Government Elections’ result.