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By-election on two Senate seats from Punjab underway

LAHORE: By-election for two Senate seats – one each for the general seat and the reserved seat for women – from Punjab has begun on Thursday (today), ARY News reported. According to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) schedule, the polling started at Punjab Assembly building at 9:00 am, which will be continued till 4:00 pm without any break. As many as 369, out of total 371, members will take part in the voting process to elect new members of the Senate. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf's Waleed Iqbal, the grandson of Dr…

Unofficial results: PTI emerges victorious in NA-247, PS-111; ANP wins PK-71 by-polls

KARACHI/PESHAWAR: By-elections for one national and two provincial assembly constituencies were held in Karachi and Peshawar on Sunday, ARY News reported. Voters cast their ballots in the by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar. The voting process in all three constituencies started at 8AM and continued until 5PM without any break. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) emerged victorious on NA-247 and PS-111 with both its…

Second round of by-polls: Polling concludes peacefully in one national, two provincial assembly constituencies

KARACHI: Polling for by-elections in one national and two provincial assembly constituencies in concluded peacefully in Karachi and Peshawar, ARY News reported on Sunday. The voting process in all three constituencies started at 8AM and continued until 5PM without any break. A total of 858,866 male and female voters were eligible to cast their ballots in the by-polls for the National Assembly constituency of NA-247 Karachi and the provincial assembly seats PS-111 Karachi and PK-71 Peshawar. According to the…

Security plan devised for by-election on two Karachi seats

KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies have chalked out a security plan for by-election on Karachi’s NA-247 and PS-111 scheduled for Sunday (tomorrow). As per details, as many as 4,280 security personnel will be deployed at 240 polling stations set up in these two constituencies. Out of the total, 191 polling stations have been declared sensitive. CCTV cameras will be installed at all sensitive polling stations, according to SSP Samiullah. The National Assembly seat (NA-247) was vacated by Dr Arif Alvi after his…

All set for by-election on two Karachi seats on Oct 21

KARACHI: The by-elections on two key seats of the metropolis - NA 247 and PS-111 - will take place this Sunday while door-to-door canvassing by the candidates is going to end midnight today (Oct 19). The major candidates in the run for NA-247 include PTI's Aftab Hussain Siddiqui, PPP's Qaiser Nizamani, Sadiq Iftikhar of MQM and PSP's  Arshad Vohra. While on the Sindh Assembly seat of PS-111 from Karachi, Shehzad Qureshi of PTI, Fayaz Pirzada of PPP and MQM's Jehanzeb Mughal will contest the by-polls. The number of…

Widow of Haroon Bilour wins PA seat in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The wife of an ANP leader killed in a Taliban suicide attack during campaigning won her husband’s provincial seat in by-elections as the ruling party of new Prime Minister Imran Khan retained its slim majority in parliament. Samar Bilour on Sunday won the provincial assembly seat in northwestern Khyber Pakthunkhwa province that her husband Haroon Bilour, a member of the Awami National Party, had been scheduled to contest in July. Haroon Bilour was killed along with 19 others in a suicide attack in Peshawar,…

Mother beats son in PP-272 ‘family electoral battle’

MUZAFFARGARH: A woman belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) defeated her son, contesting independently, in an unusual electoral battle in Muzaffargarh's PP-272 on Sunday’s by-elections. Syed Haroon Ahmed Sultan was contesting as an independent candidate against his mother Zehra Batool, who was given the ticket by the PTI. According to unofficial results from all 134 polling stations in the constituency, Ms Batool received 27,752 votes, while her son bagged 18,853 votes. The seat was vacated by Syed Basit…

84pc turnout of e-voters witnessed in by-elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that 84pc of registered e-voters used their right to vote in the by-elections on Sunday (Oct 14). As many as 5117 voters cast their votes for National Assembly while 1016 polled for their desired candidates for provincial assemblies. According to reports, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said that it had foiled 1200 hacking attempts on the voting website that was created to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis to exercise their voting…

By-elections: Polling ends peacefully, vote count begins

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The polling for by-elections on 11 National and 24 provincial assemblies has ended without any major disruption amid stringent security. More than five million registered voters, around 2.3 million women and over 2.7 million men, exercised their right to vote. Overseas Pakistanis voted for the first time in the by-polls through iVoting. The polling started at 8am and continued till 5pm without any break. A total of 374 candidates are contesting the by-elections. The major NA constitutes where…

ECP activates RTS for quick transmission of poll results

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has made Result Transmission System (RTS) and Result Management System (RMS) functional for prompt transmission of results from the polling stations to the district and central results system. The ECP in collaboration with a National Database Regulatory Authority team made the system functional. RTS has crashed in the July 25 general elections, triggering serious questions about transparency of the polls. RTS, an android based application developed by National…