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Voting in by-polls on four vacant seats in Punjab, KP begins

Voting in by-polls on four vacant seats in Punjab, KP begins
February 19, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – In Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, voting in by-polls on four vacant seats of National Assembly and provincial assemblies started on Friday.

The polling started at 8:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any interval.

According to the Election Commission (ECP), polling will continue till 05:00 pm without any break.

Seats of NA-75, Sialkot-IV Daska, PP 51 Gujranwala-I, NA-45 Kurram-I and PK-63 Nowshera III fell vacant due to the death of members.

Foolproof security measures have been made to ensure polling in a peaceful and transparent manner.

Rangers and FC officials have been deployed outside polling stations and will be able to take action against any irregularities or violations. However, they will be required to notify the relevant presiding officers before taking the said action.

PML-N has fielded women candidates for both the seats in the by-elections. Noshin Iftikhar, daughter of late Syed Iftikhar-ud-Din, has been given party ticket in NA-75 constituency. Ali Asjad is PTI coalition’s candidate for the seat.

Similarly, ticket has been given to Talat Manzoor Cheema, wife of Chaudhry Shaukat Manzoor Cheema, in PP-51 Wazirabad constituency. PTI’s Chaudhry Yousuf Mehr will contest against her.

In NA-45 Kurram, PTI candidate Fakhr Zaman Khan is contesting against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam’s Malik Jamil Khan. In Nowshera, a close fight is expected between PML-N’s Ikhtiar Wali and PTI’s Omar Kakakhel in PK-63 constituency.