ABBOTTABAD: The local government by-polls are underway on three district council and one tehsil council seat in Abbottabad.
By-elections are being held on these seats after disqualification of elected members including district nazim and naib nazim. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said voting on the vacant district council seats in Salhad, Kehal and Bakot and tehsil council seat in Bakot started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm.
The district administration said all preparations, including security measures, have been taken for the by-polls. District Nazim Sardar Sher Bahadur and Naib Nazim Shaukat Tanoli were disqualified by the ECP on an application of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for contesting against the party candidates.