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Polling underway for by-election in AJK’s LA-III

Polling underway for by-election in AJK’s LA-III
November 24, 2019
MUZAFFARABAD (92 News) – Polling underway for the by-election on LA-III Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ) on Sunday. The Polling began morning in AJK’s Mirpur to re-elect its provincial representative. The main contest is between Sohail Syed of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Barrister Sultan Mahmood of the PTI. The polling that started at 8 am will continue till 5 pm without any break. The AJK Election Commission has established 119 polling stations to facilitate the voters. A total of 59,494 registered voters including 27,004 women will exercise their democratic right to elect their repetitive. It is noteworthy that a by-election was called in LA-3 after the court de-seated PML-N’s Chaudhry Syed. A total of eight candidates are contesting the election, however strong contest is expected between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chauhdary and candidate PML-N Suhaib Saeed. Strict security measures have been put in place to ensure smooth polling and deter any untoward incident.