PMLN faces trouble in Islamabad LB polls


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) has been facing trouble in Local Bodies’ elections of federal capital, despite being in power.
Though, PMLN have proved its presence and power in first two phases of LB polls in Punjab, but found a total different scenario in Islamabad.
It is mainly because, rival parties, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat e Islami (JI) campaigning separately but quite aggressively, leaving no space for ruling party.
Another factor is that , unjust distribution of tickets and selection of wring candidates has angered PMLN’s workers in the city, who reluctantly fielded Independent panels, giving tough time to their own party.
These independent panels have also distributed PMLN’s vote bank.
It is to be mentioned here this will be first ever local bodies election in 55-years history of this city.
More than 6, 74,000 people will use their right to vote in the federal capital in which 3, 66,000 male voters and 3, 09,000 female voters are included.
A total of 640 polling stations will be established of which 261 will be for males and 256 for females. However; 123 polling stations will be shared by both men and women.
All the political parties are ardently contesting in LB polls to snatch victory as the elections will be held on as many as 650 seats in 50 union councils on 30 November while results will be declared on 3 December.
The authority has decided to hold elections from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm without any interruption. According to ECP, the decision has been while keeping in view voters convenience so that maximum locals can come to exercise their voting right.