ISLAMABAD: Polling for the mayoral election has started in the federal capital. Malik Muhammad Rafique, chairman UC35, started the polling by casting the first vote.
According to the details, who will be the next mayor of the federal capital Islamabad? Three candidates have entered the fray. A polling station has been set up by the Election Commission in the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad office building for the election.
Sources said that the electoral roll for the election of the Mayor of Islamabad is 80, 73 officials will cast their votes for the election of the Mayor of Islamabad and the polling process will continue uninterrupted till 5 pm.
The chairmen of 50 UCs of Islamabad will cast their votes for the mayoral election, while the officials of 27 reserved seats will cast their votes in the mayoral election.
Sources said that there are 17 reserved seats for women and two reserved for peasant workers and one reserved for technocrats and one reserved for non-Muslims and youth.
Sources said that Pir Adil Shah of PML-N, Malik Sajid Mehmood and Azhar Mehmood of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf are contesting the elections as independents.
It may be recalled that the mayor’s seat was vacated by the resignation of Sheikh Ansar Aziz.