Monday, January 16, 2023
The results of the second phase of the local government elections held Sunday in several districts of Sindh, including Karachi and Hyderabad, are pending even over 20 hours after the closing of the vote, calling into question the transparency, fairness, and unbiasedness of the process.
polling for the second phase of the local government in districts several Sindh — including Karachi and Hyderabad — ended Sunday but the complete result is yet to come out despite over 20 hours since the polls closed.
Unofficial results began pouring in as the counting of votes started across polling stations.
The voting process began at 8am yesterday, across the two divisions and concluded at the scheduled timings, except for a few polling stations where the process began with a delay.
Hundreds of thousands of people, including women, youth and the elderly, headed to vote in a bid to elect their local representatives, many political parties complained and demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) increase the polling time as the process began late at some of the stations.