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Fewer than 3,000 to elect two councillors in city’s smallest cantonment board

Fewer than 3,000 to elect two councillors in city’s smallest cantonment board

KARACHI: Some 2,477 voters — 1,435 male and 1,042 female — will elect their two representatives in the Cantonment Board Manora (CBM) during the local government elections to be held on April 25.

In terms of population, the CBM is a category III cantonment board and the smallest among the six boards in the metropolis.

The board comprises two wards: 1,276 voters and 1,201 voters live in the Ward I and II, respectively.

A naval officer is the president of the CBM, while the chief executive officer of the Cantonment Board Karachi Hayat Mahar is additionally holding the post of the CEO of the CBM.

The president nominates two members on the board. While the two elected and two nominated members have one vote each the CBM president has two votes.

For the upcoming LG elections, one polling station each has been set up in both the wards.

In the ward I, the polling station is set up at the KPT Izhar Abbasi Secondary School, Manora with 743 male and 533 females voters.

The polling station in the Ward II is set up at the KPT Boys Secondary School, Manora, where 692 male and 509 female voters will exercise their right to vote.

The Manora cantonment was set up in the 19th century and is located in the south of Karachi. It is about one nautical mile from the Keamari jetty in the city. The Manora peninsula, which is connected with the mainland through a 12-kilometre-long thin strip of land — Sandspit — also guards the Karachi harbour from the rough waves of the Arabian sea.

Published in Dawn, April 22nd, 2015

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