QUETTA: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued schedule for final phase of local bodies election.
This was stated by Provincial election Commissioner Balochistan Syed Sultan Bayazeed at a briefing here Tuesday.
He said elections of Mayors and Deputy Mayors and Chairmen and Vice chairmen would be held on January 28. After the elections elected Mayors/Deputy Mayors and Chairmen and Deputy Chairmen and all the councilors would assumed their responsibilities.
He said despite difficulties and problems Balochistan is the first province where local bodies elections are to be complete.
Sultan Bayazeed said that over 10 thousand elected councilors would elected 725 Mayors and Chairmen and an Equal number of Deputy Mayors and Deputy Chairmen though secret balloting . For this 139 presiding officers would be appointed. Any member who takes oath can be candidate for the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chairman and Deputy Chairman.
He said a fee of Rupees 10 thousand has been fixed for Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan Corporation, Rupees 8 thousand in Municipal Corporation, Rupees 5 thousand for Municipal Committee.
PEC Balochistan said this final phase of LB polls is of very sensitive in nature. After consultation with provincial government strict security measures would be made so that this phase also completes in peace.
On Jan 28 Presiding officers would administer oath to all the councilors. Local bodies after taking oath would serve for four years in the province.
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