ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has finalised arrangements for by-elections on the vacant Provincial Assembly seat PP-7 Taxila (Rawalpindi-VII).
The seat fell vacant owing to the death of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Muhammad Siddique Khan. According to the schedule, polling will start at 8 am on Monday and will continue till 5 pm without any break.
As many as 167 polling stations for the by-polls have been divided in three categories. Of these 21 polling stations have been kept in category A, 38 in category B, and 108 polling stations have been put in category C. A total of 2,000 police officers will be deployed in the constituency to provide security to voters. The contingents of Elite force will also be deployed to ensure free, fair and transparent elections. The ECP has already directed candidates to stop election campaign from midnight on Saturday.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 24th, 2016.