WEB DESK: Polling ended in 12 districts of Punjab and 14 districts of Sindh with incidents of clashes, delays and disruption, Aaj News reported.
The most unfortunate incident of the day occurred in Hyderabad, where unknown men opened fire at an election camp leaving one worker dead and another injured.
The dead was identified Dr Anwar Laghari, a party worker for Sindh United Party. Another local candidate Samee Chandio received critical injuries.
Clashes erupted between party workers at polling booths in different districts, including Gujranwala, Jhelum, Sargodha and Chicha Watni.
At Gujranwala a Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf was rushed to the hospital with a broken leg, after PTI and PML-N workers clashed.
At Jhelum the army was called in at two union councils after clashes between PTI workers and supporters of an independent candidate went out of control.
At Hafizabad, PTI workers hurled stones at a PML-N parliamentarian, injuring his driver seriously.
The angry workers broke the window glass of the parliamentarian’s car.
At Sarghoda women were not allowed to cast their votes in UC 24 and UC 46.
The decision of keeping women off polling booths was taken by elders of the community who claimed politics was an area of concern for men only.
Perhaps the most interesting contest was at Badin where former PPP stalwart Zulfiqar Mirza contested independently.
Over 20 million people in both provinces excersized their vote in the second phase of the local bodies elections which ended at 5:30 pm.
In Punjab, polling was held in 12 districts including Sargodha, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Attock, Jhelum, Mianwali, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Sheikhupura and Khanewal.
In Sindh people excersized their right to vote at Hyderabad, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Matiari, Dadu, Jamshoro, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Shaheed Benazirabad, Nausharoferoz, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot and Tharparkhar.