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By-elections for five national, 16 provincial assembly seats to be held tomorrow

By News Desk

April 20, 2024 12:42 PM


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By-elections for five National Assembly (NA) and 16 provincial assemblies’ seats will be held tomorrow (April 21, 2024), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Polling will begin at 8:00 in the morning and will last until 5:00 in the evening.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said on Saturday that repolling in the Balochistan Assembly constituency, PB-50, Qila Abdullah would also be held tomorrow, while by-polls for the National Assembly seats would be held in NA-8, Bajaur, NA-44, Dera Ismael Khan, NA 119, Lahore, NA-132, Kasur and NA-196, Qambar Shahdadkot.  

Giving further details, it said that total 174 candidates would be vying for 12 Punjab Assembly (PP) seats. “There are total 40,44,552 registered voters in these constituencies, where 2,601 polling stations have been set up,” the election commission informed.

The ECP went on to say that in all 49 candidates will be competing for two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PK) seats in the by-elections. “The number of registered voters in these constituencies stands at 14,71,000, while out of 892 polling stations set up for the purpose, 139 have been declared ‘sensitive’.”

The commission informed that two candidates were competing against each other in the by-election for NA-196, Qambar Shahdadkot, Sindh. “There are total 423, 781 registered voters in the constituency, where 303 polling stations have been set up, out of which 158 have been declared ‘sensitive’,” it elaborated.  

Similarly, the ECP said, by-polls would also be held for two Balochistan Assembly seats, PB-20 and PB-22 tomorrow. “The number of registered voters in these constituencies stands at 396,246, while 354 polling stations have been set up, ” it informed.

Arrangements are complete for the by-elections to be held for four seats in KP; two NA, NA-8, Bajaur and NA-44, DI Khan and two PK; PK-22, Bajaur and PK-91, Kohat.

The ECP has set up a Control Room for the purpose.  

 

Reporters: Amir Shehzad and Akhlaq Chandio


News Desk


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