Two die, several injured in violence during Sindh LG polls
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Electoral proceedings in first phase of local bodies’ elections in Sindh’s 14 districts were marred by violence, aerial firing at polling stations, scuffles and deaths on Sunday.
Two people, including the brother of a PTI candidate, died in poll-related violence while at least a dozen others were injured.
Polling, which began shortly after 8am ended at 5pm, though the ECP said voters inside stations would be allowed to vote even after the deadline.
The 14 districts of four divisions Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Mirpurkhas include Ghotki, Sukkur, Khairpur, Larkana, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Kashmore-Kandhkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Naushahro Feroze, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Umarkot and Tharparkar.
While polling began in the morning in all 14 districts, reports of violence, scuffles and ECP’s mismanagement started pouring in from upper and lower Sindh regions. These clashes were the said to emerge out of missing election symbols as well.