Polling for by-elections in 8 NA constituencies going on
- Imran Khan is contesting on seven seats out of 8
- ANP, PDM allege rigging thru Lady health workers
Polling for by-elections is going on in 8 constituencies of National Assembly of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 3 constituencies of Punjab Assembly started on Sunday.
Former prime minister Imran Khan is contesting on seven seats out of 8 in this by-election
By-elections are being held on National Assembly seats from Karachi, Multan, Faisalabad, Nankana, Peshawar, Mardan and Charsadda. These seats were declared vacant after the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted the resignation of PTI MNA.
Polling will continue till 5 pm without any break.
By-elections for the Punjab Assembly two seats
Voting in the by-elections in the Punjab Assembly seats PP 139 Sheikhupura, PP 209 Khanewal and PP 241 Bahawalnagar is going on.
Police, Rangers and Pakistan Army have been hired for security in all the constituencies.
NA-31 Peshawar: Lady health workers join the polling staff
In NA-31 Peshawar by-election, more than 100 lady health workers are also included in the polling staff.
According to the police, 120 women personnel are performing security services in this constituency.
Peshawar by-elections: Tough fight between Imran Khan and Biloure
There are more than 120 women polling stations in NA 31, 2 women personnel have been posted for the security of one polling station.
Awami National Party and Pakistan Democratic Movement have termed the deployment of lady health workers as an attempt to rig the polls.
Provincial Spokesperson of Awami National Party (ANP) Ms Samar Biloure has accused in a conversation with a TV channel that the deployment of lady health workers at polling stations is an attempt to rig.
She says that the government should adopt the method given in the constitution and law.
Abdul Jalil Jan, Provincial Spokesperson of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), while talking to Geo News, said that the deployment of lady health workers at polling stations is an attempt to win the election.
He said that the Election Commission should take notice of the deployment of lady health workers at the polling stations, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is trying to steal the election.
Abdul Jalil Jan also says that the provincial government has given the task of winning the election to the ministers and subordinate institutions.
NA 31 Peshawar: ANP’s Ghulam Ahmed Biloure vs Imran Khan
Total number of voters in NA 31 Peshawar is 473,180. There are 262,289 male and 210 891 female voters. 265 polling stations have been established for polling.
Imran Khan is the candidate of PTI in this constituency of the National Assembly, while his opponent is ANP’s Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.
The NA 31 Peshawar seat fell vacant after the resignation of PTI’s Shaukat Ali.
NA-22 Mardan: Imran Khan vs Maulana Qasim of JUI
For the by-election, the number of male voters in NA-22 Mardan is 254,733 and the number of female voters is 195,914.
Chairman PTI Imran Khan is the candidate from NA-22 constituency, while Maulana Qasim of JUI and Abdul Wasi of Jamaat-e-Islami are also candidates.
This NA-22 Mardan seat fell vacant after the resignation of PTI’s Ali Muhammad Khan.
NA-24 Charsadda: Imran Khan vs Amil Wali Khan
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan is also contesting from NA-24 Charsadda in the by-election while ANP’s Amil Wali Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami’s Mujibur Rehman are also candidates.
The total number of voters in NA 24 Charsadda is 526,862. 384 polling stations have been established here.
The NA-24 Charsadda seat fell vacant after the resignation of PTI’s Fazal Muhammad.