CITY: (Polling to elect Islamabad Mayor, Dy Mayors underway)


ISLAMABAD: Polling for the first-ever mayor and three deputy mayors of the Federal Capital is underway here at Jinnah Convention Centre.

According to a spokesman of the Election Commission, the elections are being held through secret ballot and the polling will continue till 5 p.m. without any break.

Seventy-seven elected office-bearers of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation are eligible to cast vote. The PML-N has fielded Sheikh Ansar Aziz as its candidate for the office of mayor against PTI’s Raja Khurram Nawaz.

The PML-N’s nominees for Deputy Mayors are Chaudhry Riffat Javed, Syed Zeeshan Ali Naqvi and Mohammad Azam Khan. The PTI candidates for Deputy Mayors are Fouzia Arshad, Raja Zulqarnain and Ali Nawaz Awan.