No #9

The Financial Daily - - CONTINUATIONS -

All Par­ties Demo­cratic Al­liance (APDA) and Watan Dost Jamhori Panel an­nounced their can­di­dates for the of­fices of Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Quetta Metropoli­tan Cor­po­ra­tion and Chair­man and Vice Chair­man, Dis­trict Coun­cil Quetta, re­spec­tively.

Ear­lier, the oath tak­ing of all the elected coun­cilors against spe­cial women Kis­sans, Labour­ers and mi­nori­ties un­der sec­tion 28 of Balochis­tan Lo­cal Govern­ment Act 2010 and Rule 56 Balochis­tan Lo­cal govern­ment Elec­tion Rules 2013 was held at Metropoli­tan Cor­po­ra­tion hall.

Fol­low­ing the oath tak­ing the re­turn­ing of­fi­cer scru­ti­nized the nom­i­na­tion papers and as many as 86 out of 87 mem­bers cast their votes for May­ors, Deputy May­ors, Chair­men and Deputy Chair­men.

Dr Qaleemul­lah se­cured 54 votes for Mayor and Mo­ham­mad Yunus got 56 votes, as per un­of­fi­cial no­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Strict ar­range­ments were made dur­ing the fi­nal phase of LG polls, how­ever no in­ci­dent of vi­o­lence was re­ported. NNI

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