By-polls on 11 NA, PA seats today


All is set for the polling by-elections on eight National Assembly and three Punjab Assembly seats today (Sunday) with unprecedented security measures in place to deal with any untoward situation.

The election campaign for the by-elections came to a halt on Friday night and the voting will be held today (October 16).

The eight National Assembly seats became vacant after the PTI lawmakers resigned. By-election on another National Assembly seat NA-45 Kurram has been deferred due to the law and order situation.

By-elections will take place in 11 constituencies including six in Punjab, three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and two constituencies of Sindh.

The constituencies included NA-22 Mardan-III, NA-24 Charsadda-II, NA-31 Peshawar-V, NA-108 Faisalabad-VIII, NA-118 Nankana Sahib -II, NA 157 Multan-IV, NA-237 Malir-II, NA-239 Korangi, Karachi-I.

Provincial Assembly constituencies included PP-139, Sheikhupura-V, PP-209, Khanewal VII, and PP- 241 Bahawalnagar V.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan is contesting by-elections on seven out of eight constituencies of the National Assembly.

The NA seats were vacated after speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf had accepted the resignations of PTI MNAs on July 28 — nine on general seats and two on reserved seats for women.

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