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By-elections in Lahore and Okara tomorrow

The election commission has finalized arrangements for by-elections in two National Assembly constituencies NA-122 Lahore and NA-144 Okara, and one Punjab Assembly constituency PP-147 Lahore on Sunday (Oct 11).

The election commission has established 284 polling stations for the by-election in Lahore’s NA-122. The election authorities have declared 101 polling stations as ‘sensitive’.

The authorities have deployeed 3500 army troops and 4500 policemen for the by-election in the constitency on Sunday.

The ballot papers being dispatched to the polling stations in NA-122 and NA-144 under the supervision of the army troops.

A total of seventeen candidates are in the run in NA-122 Lahore including former speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of PML(N), Abdul Aleem Khan of PTI and Barrister Mian Aamir Hassan of PPP.

In PP-147 Lahore, the main candidates are Mohsin Latif of PML(N), Muhammad Shoaib Siddique of PTI and Iftikhar Shahid Advocate of PPP.

In NA-144 Okara, five candidates are contesting including Ali Arif Chaudhry of PML(N) and Muhammad Ashraf Khan Sohna of PTI.

THE electioneering for the by-election in Lahore’s National Assembly constituency NA-122 came to an end midnight Friday with the PTI and PML-N holding large public gatherings to demonstrate their muscle in the area.

The PPP candidate, Barris­ter Amir Hassan, who says he is contesting polls to revive the party, concluded his campaign by taking out a rally in different parts of the constituency.

The polling for the seat, which fell vacant after an election tribunal’s decision against PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. Sadiq has thrice won from the constituency since 2002, twice defeating PTI chairman Imran Khan.



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