Polling kicks off for high-stake NA, Punjab Assembly seats
Polling for by-elections on eight National Assembly (NA) and three Punjab Assembly seats kicked off today (Sunday) with strict security measures in the polling premises.
As per details, the polling for the crucial by-elections begins at 8:00 am with scores of voters present to cast their votes.
After postponement several times, the crucial by-polls are finally underway and the security measures have been kept tight in light of the possible terror threats on the constituencies.
The National assembly seats include NA-22 (Mardan-III), NA-24 (Charsadda-II), NA-31 (Peshawar-V), NA-45 (Kurram-I), NA-108 (Faisalabad-VIII), NA-118 (Nankana Sahib-II), NA-237 (Malir-II), NA-239 (Korangi-I), NA-157 (Multan-IV), PP-139 (Sheikhupura-V), PP-241 (Bahawalnagar-V) and PP-209 (Khanewal-VII).
The three PA seats where by-polls are scheduled are PP-139 Sheikhupura, PP-209 Khanewal and PP-241 Bahawalnagar.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been contesting for seven national seats.
In NA-157 Multan Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s daughter, Mehar Bano Qureshi, and Yousaf Raza Gillani’s son Ali Musa Gillani are competing.
Furthermore, NA 118 Nankana Sahib is expected to be a tight contest between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Dr. Shezra Mansab Ali Khan, while Syed Afzal Hussain Shah of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is also in the race.