Apathy, politics of boycott or ???
* City witnesses low turnout
LAHORE: A low turnout was witnessed in various constituencies of Lahore, a survey conducted by Daily Times found on Monday.
In the polling station (PS) nine setup for men at the Excise & Taxation Office, the total registered votes were 1400, but only 67 votes were polled. In the female polling station, the total registered votes were 1,202, but only 49 votes were polled.
Polling stations set up at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, male PS-23, there were 1,076 registered votes, but till 11:30am only 97 votes were polled. In the female PS-24, only 35 votes were polled out of 1,217 registered votes. In the male PS-25, there were 826 registered votes, but till the afternoon only 33 votes were polled.
In male PS-13, only 68 out of 1,554 votes were polled. The female PS-14, only 83 votes were polled, out of 1,341 registered votes till 12:10pm. In male PS-7, out of 1,479 registered votes, 100 votes were polled till 12:30pm. In female PS-8, 1,357 voters were registered, but only 52 cast their right of vote. In NA-119, the turnout was around 20 percent. In the male PS-281 setup at Government Islamia College, Railway Road, 203 votes were polled out of 1,510 registered votes till 12:45pm.
In PS-276, 60 votes out of 1,258 were polled. Female registered voters in PS-278 were 1,217, but 83 votes were polled. In PS-280, 814 female voters were registered out of which 36 votes were polled till 1pm.
In PS-282, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz along with her other family members cast their vote. Out of 1,068, 48 votes were polled till 1pm. In NA-121, the turnout remained low. In the PS-3, setup at Lahore Cambridge School, Sanda Road, 1,363 male voters were registered, but 63 votes were polled till 1:30pm. In PS-4, 1,115 female voters were registered, however, 55 votes were polled.
In NA-122, the turnout witnessed was around 20 percent. In the PS-33 set-up at Pakistan Railways Headquarters, 647 male voters were registered, but till 2pm, 125 votes were polled. In the female PS-36, 152 votes were polled out of 1,082.
In NA-123, the turnout remained low. In the PS-1 setup at Paras Education System, Kot Khawaja Saeed, 1,698 male voters were registered, but 157 votes were polled till 3pm.
In NA-124, in male PS-192 set up at Government Millat Boys High School, Mughalpura, the total registered voters were 1,223, but till 3:30pm 391 votes were polled. In the female PS, 1,328 female voters were registered, out of which 229 voters use their right of vote.
In NA-125, male PS-18 set-up in Al-Aqsa High School, Tufail Road, 741 male votes were registered, but 200 were polled till 4pm. In PS set up in the same school, 80 votes were polled out of 546.
In the PS set-ups in the same constituency at St Joseph High School and Lahore Garrison Boys School, the turnout was around 25 percent.