ISLAMABAD (Staff Report)- Polling for first phase of Local Government elections in Punjab and Sindh would be held on 12th of October this year.

According to the proposed election schedule, nomination papers would be filed with the Returning Officers from 28th of this month to first of next month.

Scrutiny of nomination papers would be held from 3rd to 8th of next month.
Last date for filing of appeals against decisions of the Returning Officers and appeals would be decided by 12th and 17th of next month respectively.

Last date for withdrawal of candidature is 18th and final list of candidates would be published on 19th of next month.

In Punjab, elections in the first phase would be held in districts of Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Toba Tek Sindh, Sargodha, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Gujrat, Rawalpindi and Attock.

Sindh districts where polls would be held in the first phase are Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Hyderabad, Dadu, Jamshoro, Khairpur, Larkana, Shikarpur and Qamber Shahdadkot.

Election schedule for second and third phase would be announced shortly.