By-elections: Army to take over polling stations today

11:20 AM | 12 Oct, 2018
By-elections: Army to take over polling stations today
LAHORE - In order to maintain security during the by-elections going to be held on Oct 14, army personnel will take control of security measures in the polling stations today.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken the decision to deploy the army under Article 220 and 245 of the Constitution. The security personnel will perform duties inside and outside the polling stations.

ECP spokesperson said that the army men will take control of security measures from Oct 12 (today) until Oct 15.

According to the number of seats vacated by the lawmakers, by-elections are set to take place on 11 National Assembly (NA) and 26 provincial assembly seats - 13 Punjab Assembly, nine Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, two Sindh, and two Balochistan assembly seats.

A total of 9,691,728 voters, including 5,338,688 male and 4,353,040 female are registered in these constituencies.

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The National Assembly seats where the bye-elections will take place are: NA-35, NA-53, NA-60, NA-63, NA-65, NA-69, NA-103, NA-124, NA-131 and NA-243.

28 candidates have been contesting election from NA-131 Lahore-IX, 10 candidates from NA-124 Lahore-II, 12 candidates from NA-103 Faisalabad-III, eight candidates from NA-35 Bannu, 22 candidates from NA-243 Karachi East-II, 11 candidates from NA-69 Gujrat-II, three candidates from NA-65 Chakwal-II, five candidates from NA-63 Rawalpindi-VII, nine candidates from NA-60 Rawalpindi-IV, three candidates from NA-56 Attock-II and 11 candidates from NA-53 Islamabad-II.